Lip Sync

The annual Lip Sync contest is the culmination of Willympics, a year-long competition that pits dorms  versus dorms versus day students. Students go all out on their costumes and dance moves to wow the crowd and faculty judges. At right, the winning Logan House team.

Holiday Banquet

Before winter break, students and faculty don their festive apparel (especially Dean of Enrollment Management Chris Dietrich, above!) for a feast in Birch Dining Commons, followed by desserts and songs around the piano at the Hills’ house.

Advisory Dinners

At the heart of Williston’s tightly knit community are student advisories. Meeting weekly, these small groups gather to connect and talk with faculty advisors about everything from course selection to current events. Twice a year, advisors host special dinners—sometimes at a restaurant, sometimes home-cooked, and always deeply fun. Below, the advisory of Kyle Hanford ’97 gathered at his home for conversation—and a big pasta dinner—on a November evening.

Why Not Speak Day

Why Not Speak Day 2024 focused on issues of identity —aka. “The Me You Can’t See” —and featured keynote speaker Kimberlee Yolanda Williams (left), plus more than 40 original workshops led by students and faculty members. In the afternoon, we had lunch on the Main Quad, followed by our Community Connections Fair, where students were able to highlight and share their cultures’ unique characteristics.

Arts Aplenty

Performing arts students have been busy this year, honing their dance, instrumental, and theatrical chops. The winter musical, “Something Rotten!”, was an outrageous farce, set in the 1590’s and featuring  amazing costumes, scenery, and song.
Bravissimo to all!

The Asian Night Market

In April, students and faculty  gathered for the third annual feast of student-cooked foods from China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and India. Led by the Asian Student Alliance, the dinner had two special guests: Owen Fu ’22 and Vasu Jain ’22, founders of the first  Asian Night Market in 2022.

Middle School Moments

At left, Middle Schoolers got in touch with their creative sides when visiting artist and playwright Sarah Kraning spent two (very fun!) days on campus. Above, a proud Middle School scientist explains her Science Fair project.