50 for the Next 50: Women Defining the Future

The merger of Williston Academy and Northampton School for Girls in the fall of 1971 ushered in a new era of coeducation for both institutions—and brought with it no small amount of trepidation about what lay ahead. In the ensuing half-century, however, the positive consequences of that decision have become increasingly clear, and nowhere more so than in the success of the school’s female graduates.

As Williston looks ahead to its next 50 years, the school is honoring these remarkable alumnae, as well as those whose promise is still unfolding. We here present our “50 for the Next 50,” a collection of women who’ve shaped and will continue to define the school’s future.