What a year it has been!
As underclassmen prepare to leave campus this week and the Class of 2021 prepares for commencement on Saturday, we can't help but reflect on the grace, kindness and resilience shown by this special community. And while, as alumni, you were not here with us in person, we appreciated all the ways you showed up (on Zoom) to host presentations in your areas of expertise, to check in with one another as the months passed, and to stay connected to what was happening here on campus.
As the school year draws to a close, we look forward to celebrating you in a special way with a VIRTUAL REUNION 2021 that is open to everyone! We will be pausing other alumni programming for the rest of the summer, so we encourage you to check out the events on tap for June 7 - 11. The schedule is live online, and we look forward to closing out this school year as we celebrate milestone reunions of the 1s and 6s!
Jill Stern, Director of Alumni Engagement
Notes from Campus
The last few weeks have seen an explosion of activity as students in theater, dance, music, and fine arts shared their creative achievements. Click the following links to watch Wildcat Artists perform. Dance concert: "Electric"; spring play: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (performance; production notes)
Alumni, students, and faculty came together to lend their voices to the Grum Project debut of The Mountain and the Bell. Click here to listen to this original composition performed by decades of Williston Northampton School singers. Learn more about the project here.
7 Subjects, 51 Projects, 41 Scholars: Williston Scholars presented their work in History, Language, Performing Arts, Math, Science, English and Visual Arts.
The history of Williston Northampton's headmasters continues with a new post "From The Archives" on Archibald Galbraith. Read more here.
Stock up on Willy Gear for the summer! The online campus store is offering free shipping from June 7-11.
Spotlight on: Suzanne Snyder Johnson '80
Johnson cherishes the sailing trips she provides free of charge to cancer patients through her nonprofit, Sail Beyond Cancer. Operating from two locations—Burlington, Vermont, where Johnson lives, and Salem, Massachusetts—the organization provides three-hour excursions to anyone with cancer, their family, and friends. Read more about how Johnson united her love of sailing and her care for those battling cancer.
Spotlight on: Betsy Lewis '12
“Being a Willistonian has impacted how I’ve moved forward with my life and career.”
Betsy Lewis’ metal work suggests the organic: a four-chambered heart, a slim length of spine, a silver wishbone wrapped in a silver strand. The pieces are arresting because they seem familiar, but differ enough from their muses to offer a brief surprise and an invitation to look closer. While the pandemic meant cancellation of her first solo show, we are eager to see what the future holds for this talented artist. Learn more about Betsy's work and chcek out her studio and Instagram to view her latest works.
Reunion Social Zoom Calls: Class calls start next week for the 0s and 5s, and there's a special (non-Zoom) call for the classes of 2000/2001 - 2015/2016! Don't forget to register on the alumni events page!
Class calls for the classes of the 1s and 6s, are on Friday, June 11! Register on the Virtual Reunion 2021 webpage.
All alumni are welcome at Virtual Reunion events! Find the schedule here, and join us for special programming!
Following Virtual Reunion 2021, we'll be taking a break from our alumni event programming for the summer. Stay tuned for news upcoming fall/winter online and in-person alumni events. You can find recordings of this year's past events on the Wildcat Hub.
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Registration for Virtual Reunion 2021 is live online now! The celebration may be virtual again this year, but we are crossing our fingers and hoping to be able to invite you all back to campus during the 2021-2022 school year!