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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...

abigail-touhey-fall-athletic-assembly-2019- Fall Athletic Awards: Wildcats Played Hard!

Editor’s note: Director of Athletics Mark Conroy delivered these remarks during the Fall Athletic Assembly on December 4, 2019, in the Phillips Stevens Chapel. Welcome to the Fall Athletic Awards Assembly! I wanted to take this opportunity this morning to recognize each of our nine fall programs by sharing a few highlights and then recognizing...

community-garden Garden Grows Opportunities for Learning

The time is ripe for marking the season of gratitude and the end of the growing season at Williston. In preparation for this transition, the class of 2025 connected with where our food comes from by harvesting the last of the Campus Community Garden’s carrots and potatoes just before going on break. Students cut back...

williston-scholar-fountain-pen-write Williston Scholars Presentations Make an Impact

Students in Williston Scholars Language, Math, and History classes, will present their final projects as Thanksgiving break approaches. The Williston Scholars program is a college-model course that introduces students to the rigors of directed independent study and allows students to engage deeply with a topic he or she is passionate about in any discipline over...

fall-athletic-signing Three Sign to Play DI College Sports

Three student-athlete seniors signed National Letters of Intent to play sport at the college level during a ceremony in the Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center on November 11. Director of Athletics Mark Conroy called the ceremony “an opportunity to celebrate an incredible accomplishment by these three athletes.” Sam Haddad—Swimming—University of Massachusetts, Amherst Sam, a two-sport...

brie-banas-working-artist-award Williston Honors Four Working Artists

Four students were recognized for their excellence and hard work in the arts during a recent assembly. Dalina Nguyen ’21 for AP Studio Art Since day one, Dalina has shown consistency in the quality of her work and ability to manage her time. She carefully and thoughtfully creates each work of art in order for...

post-season-play Wildcats Play in Post-Season

Three teams have earned NEPSAC postseason berths: boys and girls soccer, and field hockey. “That’s quite a feat for any school!” exclaimed Director of Athletics Mark Conroy. Field hockey and boys soccer will play their next meet at home. Here is how post-season play look this week: Wednesday, November 13 Varsity field hockey earned the...

jack-long-youzimu-translate-williston-video Shared in Translation

Jack Long ’20 may seem like an ordinary high school senior, carrying a rigorous schedule with AP and honors classes and pursuing special projects like creating a robotic arm with his classmates. But in 2016, he also began volunteering to translate and subtitle popular American television shows for viewers in his home country of China....

Emily McFadon Vincent House to Open Next Fall

This year marks the 95th anniversary of the founding of Northampton School for Girls, from which we derive the “Northampton” part of Williston Northampton School’s name and heritage. Founded in 1924 by two visionary educators, Sarah Whitaker and Dorothy Bement, NSFG shaped the lives of generations of young women. Today, NSFG’s values of academic excellence,...

Bryant McBride Bryant McBride ’84 Addresses Convocation

The following speech was given by Bryant McBride ’84 during Convocation on September 13, 2019. Read more about Bryant here. See photos of the event here, and video here. Read the address by Class President Nat Markey ’20 here.   Bryant McBride’s career in hockey began on the rinks of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and eventually took...

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