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Samples-Smart Signs National Letter of Intent

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The Williston Northampton School’s Kay Samples-Smart signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Division 1 Bethune-Cookman University during a special ceremony in Williston’s Athletic Center on Friday, November 12.

Surrounded by her family and joined by her coach, Kevin Kudla, Williston’s Athletic Director Mark Conroy, and Head of School Robert W. Hill III, Kay agreed to attend Bethune-Cookman University as part of the class of 2015. In return, the university agreed to provide her with a full scholarship. Signing the letter also gives notice to other schools that she may no longer be recruited, which will allow her to better focus on her senior year, both academically and athletically.

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“Rhythmic Shock!”— A Fall Dance Performance at Williston

The Williston Northampton School’s Dance Ensemble presents “Rhythmic Shock!” an evening of dance ranging from Latin to jazz to ballet en pointe in the Williston Theatre on November 12 and 13, at 7:30 p.m.

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A collection of new dance pieces choreographed by Williston dance teacher Laurel Raffetto, guest artists, and student choreographers will be performed. This year’s Williston Dance Ensemble concert will showcase the talents of guest artists Debra Vega and Erin Law. Student choreographers include Maddison Stemple-Piatt of Hatfield, Madeline Wise of South Hadley, Mika Chmielewski of Southampton, Victoria Durocher of Blandford, and Tory Kolbjornsen of Haydenville. There will also be a special presentation by the students who are in the fall choreography class.

Join Williston’s Dance Ensemble for these exciting new fall performances. Tickets are $5 for general admission and may be purchased at the box office. Children under 12 are free. For further information, please contact Laurel Raffetto at 413-529-3773.

Red Cross Blood Drive: Give Life on November 19

describe the imageOn November 19, 2010, The Williston Northampton School will host its semiannual blood drive from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Reed Campus Center. All are welcome to attend, particularly parents who might wish to donate with their children.

The blood drive takes place on the Friday before Thanksgiving because demand for blood increases at this time of year due to holiday travel, and supply decreases because people are busy.

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“Write A Painting, Paint A Poem” Group Show in Grubbs Gallery

Rita Edelman, Oriole Farb Feshbach, and Carl Sesar will exhibit, “Write a Painting, Paint a Poem,” a group show at the Grubbs Gallery in the Reed Campus Center at The Williston Northampton School from November 4 to December 17, 2010. An artists’ reception will be held on November 7, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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Rita Edelman, Oriole Farb Feshbach, and Carl Sesar independently explore the relationships between painting and poetry. Rita Edelman uses poetry and the calligraphic geometry of ancient symbols in developing her paintings; Oriole Farb Feshbach is inspired by poetry to capture the visual panoply on array in our natural world; and Carl Sesar paints poetry with typewriter ribbon and rubber stamps.

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Williston Presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest

oscar wilde playThe Williston Northampton School will present its fall play, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, October 21 -23 and October 28-30, 2010. All performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Williston Theatre, 18 Payson Avenue, in Easthampton.

One of the most famous comedies of all times, The Importance of Being Earnest tells the story of two men who decide to take on hidden identities in order to win the women of their dreams. Set in the London countryside at the turn of the last century, the play is full of witty dialog and sly criticism of the status quo.

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