Last week’s visits to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle (aside from providing relief from the 22 inches of snow that greeted me on my return to Easthampton) gave me the opportunity to meet with folks from a broad spectrum of The Williston Northampton School’s alumni ranks. I met exuberant young alumni just beginning to establish themselves in fascinating careers. I met retired alumni who shared reflections of Williston Academy and Northampton School for Girls, united in their appreciation for the teachers and mentors who helped shape their lives. And I met with alumni more than willing to share their expertise in medicine or technology with our current students, a reconnecting with their alma mater that has tremendous potential to impact the lives of our young people. It was invigorating and heartening to meet those who belong to our West Coast family. Many thanks to all for your gracious hospitality and eagerness to share your stories of our school.