Williston Scholars Present


When students elect to take a Williston Scholars class, they know they are going to be spending a lot of time and energy focusing on a particular subject. At the end of that time, they present a final project that demonstrates their expertise.

This winter, Williston Scholars in language, history and global studies, and theater displayed their hard work during presentations the week before assessments. Here is a sampling of projects:

Language Department

  • Chelsea Clark ’19—How Anti-Semitism has Forged the Identity of Argentine Jews
  • Brandon Chin ’19—The Proposed U.S.-Mexico Border Wall: Justifiable or Not?
  • Ryan Dwyer ’19—Circus Maximus Exemplified the Advancement of Roman Engineering and Architecture
  • Sophie Little ’19—The Origin and Attributes of the French New Wave Film Movement

History and Global Studies Department (pictured above)

  • James White’19—Jesse James and the Myth of the American West
  • Nick Barber ’19—JFK, Clinton and the Political Impact of Extra-Marital Affairs
  • Emily Warren ’19—Soviet Spies in the Cold War and Today
  • Chris Denham ’19—The Rise and Fall of Pablo Escobar
  • Robby Hill ’19—Felon Disenfranchisement in Alabama
  • Dora Gordon ’19—The Mysterious Case of Kiryas Joel
  • Glede Wang ’19—The Surprising Impact of China’s One-Child Policy
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick ’19—The Unknown History of Lacrosse
  • Simon Kim ’19—The Lisbon Earthquake and the Birth of Romanticism

Theater Department

  • Maddy Elsea ’19—performance of the play Eurydice. Written by playwright Sarah Ruhl, Eurydice tells the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice from Eurydice’s perspective.
  • Caleb Stern ’19—performance of the play True West. Surreal and naturalistic, Sam Shepard’s True West tells the story of two conflicted brothers.
  • Margaret Strange ’20—Production Stage Managed both Eurydice and True West.