All posts by Emily Gowdey-Backus

Friday Night’s French Feast Menu

Welcome to French-speaking Willy World!

At this Friday’s dinner (from 5:15 to 7:00 p.m.) enjoy music and “parlez français” at the French-speaking tables!

Le Menu
Salad Niçoise
Tomato, Cucumber, and Onion salad
Cold Zucchini salad

Poulet Basquaise
Hachis Parmentier
Vegetarian Cous Cous
Glazed Baby Carrots
Haricot Vert

Belgian Waffle Bar
Cerise Crepes
Pomme Crepes
Mousse au Chocolate

173rd Convocation

The Williston Northampton School will ring in its 173rd year with a Convocation ceremony on Monday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. This year’s distinguished speaker, Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan will address the crowd of honored guests, students, faculty and staff, community members, and friends of the school. Mr. Sullivan is the parent of two Williston graduates.

Mr. Sullivan was elected to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office in November 2010 and began his term in January of the following year. He has been an attorney for more than 25 years, serving 17 years as a trial attorney and advocate. He has handled thousands of criminal and civil cases and tried cases in Superior, District, Juvenile, and Military courts.

In 2008, Mr. Sullivan was one of two Massachusetts lawyers chosen to receive the Massachusetts Bar Foundation’s President’s Award for “extraordinary volunteerism, leadership, and commitment to increasing access to justice in Massachusetts.”

Following Mr. Sullivan’s speech, the student body president, Madeleine Stern ’14, will speak and then lead everyone in the singing of the alma mater, “O Williston.”

The annual Senior Dinner will be held after the ceremony in the Birch Dining Commons where guest speaker Sara Delano Collins ’98 will address the senior class and faculty. Ms. Collins graduated from the University of Denver and is now a Senior Product Management Consultant at File & ServeXpress, a division of LexisNexis.

Fiber Arts Club “Yarn Bombs” the Lion

On the last day of the year the Fiber Arts Club left their mark on the lion. Instead of painting the statue, club members “yarn bombed” him with a multi-colored scarf. Perling, basket weave, knitting, and cable stitch are all visible in the scarf, which is more than 50 inches long.

“Students tag the lion the same way every time,” said Rachel Chambers, a fine and performing arts teacher and the club’s advisor. “I wanted the Fiber Arts Club to do it in their own way.”

She said her thanks go out to Fiber Arts Club members Nick Pattison ’14, Yuwei Cao ’16, Alex Peng ’13, Amelia DeFrancis ’16, and Brendan Shaeffer ’16 for their great effort this year!