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boy using computer Williston Student’s Bot Helps Seniors Get the Jab

When Williston student Frannie Cataldo ’22 and his friend, Longmeadow High School junior Adam Low, watched older adult family members struggle to make appointments to get one of the COVID-19 vaccines, they developed a plan to help. Creating the organization Juniors Helping Seniors, they distributed fliers to local grocery stores and pharmacies to get the...

woman standing before young people in classroom Williston Recognized for Computer Science Gender Equity

Williston Northampton School was proud to have been recognized this week with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles. This award acknowledges schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2019-20 school year. We caught up with Williston computer science teacher and Director...

Williston campus with pond and bridge Recognition for Commended Students and AP Scholars

Six Williston Northampton School seniors were honored today at a Williston Northampton School assembly for their high scores on the PSAT. Gabriel Davila-Bustamante, Sophie Gontow Calderon, Felix King, Molly Kinstle, Nikhil Sierros, and Noel Song were named Commended Students. Out of more than 1.5 million students who took the test, they placed in the top...

Students Receive Academic Awards

On October 6, members of the classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 received recognition for academic excellence in the 2019-20 school year in a virtual ceremony. The event, usually held in May, was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Below are the award winners, who would have been in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade at...

Girls at math whiteboard in class Girls for the Win

Williston launches innovative new math competition The Whitaker Bement building was buzzing with excited chatter back on January 21, as one would expect when you gather nearly 90 tween girls from Williston and 10 other schools for a day of team contests and inspirational speakers. But this event was anything but expected—indeed, it may have...

man standing at podium in black robe at graduation Williston Senior Academic Awards Announced

During its remote 179th Commencement ceremony, broadcast on May 23, 2020, Williston Northampton School announced the names of its senior academic award winners. Please note, award winners in grades 9, 10, and 11 will be announced during the 2020-21 school year. The senior awards are as follows: History and Global Studies The A. L. HEPWORTH...

zoom-image-girlsgocyber Williston Coders Win National Competition

A group of Williston students, dubbed the Williston Wildhackers, banded together earlier this year to start a coding club and enter a contest, GirlsGoCyberStart. On May 20 and 21, they competed in the national championship online, facing a wide variety of coding challenges in a field of nearly 300 schools—and won! Sophie Gontow Calderon ’21...

Garrette-with-masks Wildcats Donate Time and Talent During Pandemic

Williston Northampton School students are donating equipment and time to help others during the coronavirus pandemic. Garrette Ondrick, a ninth grader from Westfield, has been manufacturing face shields in his home for health care workers. First using an Ender 3 brand 3D printer to make the headband, he then attaches clear, empty laminate “pouches,” that...

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...

Announcing the First Whitaker-Bement Girls in Mathematics Competition

The Williston Math team announces the firstst Whitaker-Bement Girls in Mathematics Competition! Our vision is to bring together 100+ elementary and middle school girls for a day of fun centered around mathematics, empowerment, and growing a strong female-centric mathematics community! The event will take place on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Williston Northampton School....

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....

National-merit-scholar-semifinalist Williston Honors National Merit and AP Scholars

Last October, about 1.5 million juniors took the PSAT test, which served as the initial screening for the National Merit Scholarship program. The nationwide pool of National Merit Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. At an all-school assembly on October 9,...

new-faculty-williston Williston Welcomes 10 New Faculty Members

Williston welcomes 10 new faculty members to campus this year. We extend a hearty welcome to them all! Tina Berghoff (Science) (not pictured above) Tina returns to the Williston faculty in a part-time capacity teaching two sections of AP Psychology. She previously served as our Academic Support Coordinator from 2014-2016. Tina earned a BA in...

academic-awards Academic Awards Spotlight Achievement

Students and faculty assembled under a tent on the Quad on the afternoon of May 24 to recognize the academic achievements of Williston Northampton School students. Head of School Robert W. Hill III handed out the prizes. “Today is the public celebration of Williston’s yearlong pursuit of excellence,” he said. See photos of the event here....

weather-balloon-williston-scholars-trevor-corsello Williston Scholars Examine Their World

A recent exposition of Williston Scholars projects revealed not only a wide range of topics, but an impressive depth of investigation. From a special type of polynomial, to the French New Wave movement in cinema, to the launch of a weather balloon that rose to 95,000 feet and swelled to four times its original girth...

po-shen-lo-speaker-math Math at Williston is More than the Sum of its Parts

Mathematics is a universal language, and at Williston, we speak it fluently. Take junior Steven Wang, who has qualified to participate in the USA Math Olympiad, a 9-hour, two-day competition made up of six problems. The Olympiad is a highly selective mathematics competition and for the third year in a row, Steven qualified for a...

lila-schaefer-chewonki-maine-coast-study-semester A Wildcat Heads to the Maine Coast

The following presentation was made at Assembly on March 20, 2019, by Lila Schaefer ’20 after she spent several months at Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki. Hi everybody! As some of you may know, I spent the fall semester at Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki. This program is a semester school for juniors and in...

315 Students on T1 Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following students who made honor roll during the first trimester of the 2018-19 school year. Grade 9 I Hang U, Honors Julia Borden, High Honors Tevah Rose, High Honors Jackson Frechette, Honors Adeline Hume, Honors Sofia Michalski, High Honors Cristina Negron, High Honors Raymond Toth, High Honors Michael Toth, Honors Tucker Motyka,...

Outstanding Mathematician Adds to Team Success

This year’s powerhouse Williston math team had quite a year. At the Math Majors of America Tournament at Yale University, it competed against 42 top high school teams from up and down the East Coast and placed second overall. Well done, Wildcats! Crucial to that win was Steven Wang ’20, a math student who, according...

Hang a Disco Ball from the Eiffel Tower? Calculus to the Rescue!

Calculus students displayed their work on a challenging optimization problem. They were asked to plan a design to hang “something” from “somewhere,” and then determine the least amount of rope or wire needed. Some of the things they chose to hang included a Williston medallion from the Golden Gate Bridge, a disco ball from Eiffel...

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