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Information about Williston’s planning and response to the COVID-19 virus can be found on our COVID-19 information page. The page features recent communication from the school, as well links to helpful resources, and will be updated regularly.

swimming and diving champions williston Swimming and Diving Makes Historic Splash, Takes Championship

The boys swimming and diving team picked up their first NEPSAC title in 10 years and their 15th overall to add to the storied history of the program. The meet opened up on Wednesday with the diving competition as Connor Cavanagh ’20 and Luke Grabowski ’25 got the team off to a terrific start with...

swim teams undefeated williston northampton school Boys and Girls Teams Swim to Twin Undefeated Seasons

In a historic end to a monumental season, both the boys and girls swimming and diving teams have gone undefeated, a first in Williston Northampton School’s storied swimming and diving program. In truth, the teams have been heading in this direction over the past few years, according to coach David Koritkoski. During the 2019-20 season,...

Radiant Light - Williston Northampton School Four Wildcats Recognized for Devotion to the Arts

During a recent assembly, Williston Northampton School’s Art Department Chair Natania Hume recognized four students for their devotion to and excellence at their respective arts disciplines. Britanie Acurio ’20, AP Studio Art Brittanie has taken her love of her hometown and brought a serious amount of New York attitude and energy to her work in...

Founders Day: Together, We’re Stronger!

It comes but once a year: Founders Day, the Williston Northampton School’s annual day of giving! This Founders Day marked our fifth annual day of giving and celebrated our school’s founders whose generosity and investment made our campus, programs, and education possible. THANK YOU for inspiring us with your collective generosity and outpouring of Green and...

MITMUN williston Williston Model UN Diplomats Receive Recognition at MIT

Eighteen Willistonians participated in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 12th annual Model UN conference, MIT MUNC, on February 8 and 9. Williston students joined more than 300 students from across the world to debate issues such as women’s access to education, nuclear nonproliferation, international space regulations, and futuristic apocalypse scenarios involving the likes of Tony...

winter athletic signing 24 Student-Athletes Commit to Play College Sports

Twenty-four members of the class of 2020 who have committed to continue playing sports in college participated in a signing ceremony on February 10 in the Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center. The strength of the Williston student-athlete experience was well represented in the number and breadth of colleges represented at the signing ceremony. Director of...

Proud to Be Me: Williston’s Fourth Why Not Speak Day

Williston’s fourth Why Not Speak Day—a day set aside for discussions about identity and inclusion—gave the community plenty to talk about and do, with more than 30 student-and faculty-led workshops, a featured speaker, and activities that encouraged empathy. The theme for this year’s event was “Hello, I’m Proud to Be _____,” and student and faculty...

Kiel Johnson Williston Northampton School Grum Artist Urges Students to Follow Their Dreams

During a six-day residency as part of the Grum Project, a visiting artist series funded by a generous alumna, Los Angeles-based artist Kiel Johnson worked with students to create a collection of unique cardboard trophies that celebrated victories both personal and humorous. “I did the dishes” reads the base of a mock-up of one trophy,...

Poojaa Prakash Babu girls squash athlete of the week Athletes of the Week

Poojaa Prakash Babu ‘21- Girls Varsity Squash Poojaa has played an integral role in the success of the girls varsity squash team’s season. Her tremendous work ethic and concentrated mental focus paid off in a tremendous, three games to one, match victory on Wednesday at Berkshire.  After falling 8-11 in the first game, she ground...

mykee fowlin williston speaker martin luther king day Martin Luther King Day Speaker’s Pain is His Gift

In an emotionally stirring talk peppered with humor, Martin Luther King Day speaker Mykee Fowlin encouraged Willistonians to look beyond first appearances, to be curious, and to view stereotypes with skepticism. “How do I find those things we have in common?” he wondered. Fowlin explored this idea by embodying four characters, a six-year-old boy with...

rachael miller rozalia project cum laude speaker williston northampton school Cum Laude Speaker: ‘My Job is to Protect the Ocean’

Ocean conservationist, entrepreneur, and blue water sailor Rachael Miller ’88 delivered the keynote address at the 2020 Cum Laude Society induction ceremony on January 10, when Williston bestowed one of its highest academic honors on 12 members of the senior class. (See video of the entire ceremony and the speaker only, and photos of the...

Kiel Johnson orchestra grum artist Grum Project Artist Brings Creative Construction

Imagine constructing a miniature city out of cardboard. Or a whole band’s worth of instruments. How about a life-sized boat? Or a barnstorming airplane big enough to seat a pilot? Kiel Johnson, master of the crowd-sourced project, has made them all, and he’ll be on campus this month to create with students an installation called...

Young Alumni Panel Young Alumni Panel Drop Wisdom on Juniors and Seniors

Who better to give Williston juniors and seniors a taste of what college is really like than recent alumni home from school on winter break? On January 8, a dozen students from institutions near and far gathered at Williston Northampton School to confer wisdom on their peers. Here’s a sampling of some advice: Couper Gunn...

connor-cavanagh-diving Connor Cavanagh Flipping Toward a Bright Future

As one of the most noteworthy back flippers on campus since his freshman year, Connor Cavanagh ’20, was able to show off his gymnastics skills in a different light. On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the Swimming and Diving team had a meet against the Northfield Mount Hermon School team. Among the various accomplishments at the...

rachael-miller-cum-laude-2020 Williston Welcomes Rachael Miller ’88 as Cum Laude Speaker

Entrepreneur, sailor, and ocean conservation activist Rachael Miller ’88 will deliver the keynote speech at our Cum Laude Society induction ceremony on January 10. Co-founder and executive director of the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean, Miller is a leader in marine conservation, working surface to seafloor from multiple angles—education, remediation, technological innovation, and solutions-based...

Congrats to These Honor Roll ‘Cats!

Congratulations to the following students who earned honors and high honors during the first trimester of the 2019-20 school year! Grade 9 Lauren Yee, High Honors Muyang Peter Wang, Honors Andrew Yu-Hwang, Honors Daniel Zhang, Honors Louisa Coughlin, High Honors Katherine Kang, High Honors Luke Ballard, Honors Hannah Roche, High Honors Owen Dietrich, Honors Maxwell...

Christina Negron WNS basketball team undefeated Girls Basketball Starts off Undefeated

Though they’ve changed personnel-wise, the Williston Girls Basketball squad embodies true team spirit. The team, coached by Liam McMahon and Mark Conroy, started their season off strong, with a 60 to 55 win against Kingswood-Oxford on December 7, 2019. They won again on Wednesday, Dec. 11, against St. Marks, 50 to 47. To go 3-0,...

sandwich Tangible Ways to Tackle Social Justice

Students today made 240 sandwiches and delivered them to the Easthampton Community Center to help alleviate food insecurity. It was a tangible way to make a dent in a problem that affects 37.2 million Americans, 6 million of them children. The sandwich activity kicked off Social Justice Week, organized by students with help from Erin...

Varsity-Volleyball-vs.-NMH-Dylan-Fulcher-Melendy Dylan Fulcher-Melendy’s Amazing Volleyball Career Continues

Girls volleyball season at Williston is over, but senior Dylan Fulcher-Melendy’s journey in the sport is about to begin a new chapter. A senior from Easthampton, Dylan has committed to Williams College to play Division 3 volleyball next year, making her only the third person from Williston to ever play college volleyball. It is a...

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