When you see the following Wildcats—all 302 of them—please give them your heartiest congratulations! In making the honor roll for Trimester 2, they have made tremendous academic achievements, and we are so proud of them. Continue reading
With the aid of Skype, Matt Liebowitz’s journalism class spoke to Kate Nocera ’01, from her Washington, D.C., office where she’s managing editor of BuzzFeed News. Last Friday, as Republicans in Congress were about to invoke the “nuclear option” to facilitate the confirmation of Pres. Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Nocera took a break from the hectic day to answer questions from students.
Ava Yates ’17 asked Nocera about her involvement in journalism while she was a student at Williston. Nocera answered that she was more about fiction writing then. Ellie Wolfe ’19 asked if sources took BuzzFeed seriously. Cat jokes aside, Nocera responded, readers respect the award-winning international coverage BuzzFeed provides (this year the site was nominated for a Pulitzer for international reporting). Mr. Liebowitz asked how she got her start. Nocera described her beginnings in journalism as a beat reporter for the New York Daily News covering cops, courts, and school committee meetings.
Her favorite part of the job? Access. “I can walk up to any member of Congress and ask them anything I want.”
A Model UN conference at Choate Rosemary Hall last weekend considered the topic of nuclear vulnerability. History and global studies teacher Andrew Syfu took 25 Williston students to the meet, which addressed subjects such as nuclear nonproliferation, the Iran Nuclear Deal, and nuclear energy and climate change. Four of our delegates received awards, including the best delegate, which is the top honor of the event. Congratulations!
Honorable mention delegate
- Reilly Gluz ’19 (Afghanistan—Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference)
- Sophie Little ’19 (Armenia—Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference)
- Keyu Lu ’20 (Australia—Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference for beginners)
- Josh Calianos ’18 (India—United Nations Security Council on the Iran Nuclear Deal)
Twelve Williston Mathletes headed to Yale University this weekend to participate in the MMATHs competition.
The two Williston teams of six competed in individual and team rounds, as well as a round where they worked collaboratively with students from other schools. Williston’s Steven Wang ’20 came in third place out of 140 competitors. Congratulations to all!