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Injured Athletes and Their Road to Recovery

Two of many Williston students in varying stages of recovery from season-ending ACL tears are debunking the myth that cross-season training spoiled their ability to participate in the sport they were recruited for. Junior Tate Kuster is in full recovery from an ACL tear that put a major setback on the recruiting process months before...

Boys Basketball Takes Down Suffield

Williston Boys Varsity Basketball enjoyed a thrilling win over rival Suffield Academy in their return from holiday break. The Wildcats opened their 2022 campaign on January 12, 2021, posting a convincing 78-52 win against the Tigers in front of a welcoming home crowd lining the seats of the Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center. The Wildcats...

Athletes of the Week

Ryan Hennigan ‘22- Boys Varsity Hockey   Ryan, a senior goalie, has had a fantastic season for boys varsity hockey. He is coming off a phenomenal weekend allowing just one goal in the team’s two big wins at Winchendon 3–1 and home against Berkshire 5 –0. Shutouts in prep school hockey are tough to come...

Williston Adds 3 New Faculty Members

Three professionals have joined the Williston Northampton School faculty. Dean of Faculty Corinne Fogg ’99 was pleased to welcome the following to the Williston community: Kevin Hillman, Long Term Substitute French Teacher Kevin earned his B.A. in French from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI) and holds a French Language Proficiency Certificate from Université...

girl in hooded coat with cookie Class Assemblies: Where Wildcats Explore, Learn, and Eat Cookies

During assemblies on January 12 Williston students met by class year and engaged in a variety of activities, including hearing from recent alumni reflecting on their college experiences. Ninth graders talked about Empathy, the E of their CORE theme—curiosity, organization, reflection, empathy—and welcomed Nikki Chambers, Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, who spoke movingly...

Save the date for Founders Day – February 16, 2022!

  Join the Wildcat and the entire Williston Northampton School community for Founders Day, our annual day of giving! When 1,500 supporters make a gift, it will unlock $100,000 for the Williston Northampton Fund. Founders Day starts with YOU… but it takes everyone! Make a Founders Day gift and be a part of building a...

In Their Own Words: Cum Laude Speaker Tolu Onafowokan ’05

Let me begin by congratulating the students who have been inducted into the Cum Laude society today. I hope you take time to truly celebrate this accomplishment and the recognition of your work thus far. I would also like to congratulate the friends, family, and loved ones who I know have supported you on this...

Life as a ‘Group Project’ and Other Lessons

Cum Laude keynote Tolu Onafowokan ’05 brings wisdom   On a snowy January 7, 2022, in a de-densified Phillips Stevens Chapel, Williston Northampton School inducted 13 seniors into the Cum Laude Society, an honor society modeled after Phi Beta Kappa. Keynote speaker Tolu Onafowokan ’05 presented what she called a rough guide to life—”a handful...

print of flowers Grubbs Gallery Artist Reimagines Botanical Prints

Williston Northampton School welcomes artist Madge Evers to the Grubbs Gallery with her exhibit of botanical abstracts prints, The New Herbarium. The series reimagines the centuries-old process of collecting and preserving plants for science and art. “For traditional herbaria, botanical specimens are pressed and arranged on paper,” Evers states in her artist statement. “My technique...

A Closer Look

The surprising world revealed by Grum Project artist Elizabeth Duffy   Williston Northampton School’s artist-in-residence program, the Grum Project, welcomes to campus on January 24 the artist Elizabeth Duffy. Duffy inserts charged imagery into intricate patterns in wallpaper and makes meaning out of braided rugs. She prints security envelopes and bank statements on cloth to...

boy with rocket against blue sky and trees Williston Scholars Explore Worlds Across Disciplines

The Williston Scholars program is a college-model course that introduces students to the rigors of directed independent study. The class concludes with a presentation of original research conducted by the student over the course of the trimester. During the fall of 2021, 26 students participated in the program, in four subject areas: history, language, math,...

hockey player and two basketball players Cardaci, Regan, and O’Connor: Alumni Athletes at the Next Level

Three notable Williston Alumnus are pursuing their athletic dreams at the collegiate level. Wesleyan University first-year Shane Regan ’21, sophomore Caroline O’Connor ’20, and sophomore Maddy Cardaci ’20 of Boston University are competing in their winter sport while maintaining grades and the social lives demanded of them from their prestigious colleges. Wesleyan’s rigorous academics challenges...

Wold House Williston Builds: The Campaign for Our Community

Today, Head of School Robert W. Hill III announced the launch of Williston Builds: The Campaign for Our Community. In a letter to all students, parents, alumni, and friends of the school, Hill described the $70 million campaign as “deeply rooted in the progress that the school has made over the last decade. This comprehensive...

Athletes of the Week

Margaret Edwards ‘25-Girls Varsity Basketball Margaret has had a great start to the season for the girls varsity basketball team. On Saturday, she was stellar in the team’s game against a strong Suffield opponent. She scored 8 points on the offensive end and was a defensive force. Her defensive ability has been an integral piece...

football player facing off with opposition Ethan Hebb Honored in Athletic Ceremony

Ethan Hebb, a Columbia University Football commit, received prestigious athletic accolades at the Williston Northampton fall sports ceremony. In a Dec. 1 ceremony in the Phillips Stevens Chapel, Williston Northampton Athletic Director Mark Conroy announced that Ethan, a 19-year-old senior from Apex, N.C., was the recipient of the Jim Pruce Award, the most valuable player....

woman in front of a bridge over the East River in NYC Williston to Welcome Tolu Onafowokan ’05 as Cum Laude Speaker

Toluwalope Onafowokan ’05, Strategic Communications Officer at the Ford Foundation, will be the featured speaker at Williston Northampton School’s Cum Laude Society induction ceremony, to be held January 7, 2022. Watch live at 10 a.m. Supporting the foundation’s work in the arts and culture, journalism, civic engagement, voting rights and redistricting, Onafowokan also works with...

Athletes of the Week

Eddie Howell ’24- Boys Varsity Squash Novice to the boys varsity squash courts, Eddie played an impressive first match of the season last Wednesday against rival, St. Mark’s School. He was one of two players who racked up four games against their opponents, winning his second game, 14-12. Eddie’s signature lightning-speed serve kept his St....

A Campus Transformed

It was a celebration delayed, but it would not be a celebration denied. On October 8, the Williston Northampton School community, joined by members of the Board of Trustees, gathered to dedicate Emily McFadon Vincent House and Wold House, thus completing the $20 million Residential Quadrangle project. “We’ve been waiting a year for this moment,...

trophy with confetti The Spirit of Willympics

A 36-minute wall-sit, a flawlessly executed lip sync performance—what will it take to win Williston’s new tradition?  If you graduated more than five years ago, you may not have heard about Williston’s much-beloved dorm vs. dorm vs. day student competition, Willympics. Started in 2016 by Assistant Dean of Students Erin Davey after she received many...

two men posting for photo Wildcats Connect

When Wildcats activate their Williston network, they’re pretty near unstoppable. Take former National Hockey League executive, entrepreneur, and Williston Trustee Bryant McBride ’84 and college student Gboyega “GB” Osuntogun ’18. In spring 2020, at the outset of the pandemic, the two met on a Zoom call for Black Williston alumni. Osuntogun, then a junior at...

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