Young Alumni Share How They Faced Transition to College

Young alumni Julia Valine ’15, Ava McElhone Yates ’17, Hannah King ’15, and Cody Cavanaugh ’16 speak to students.

Ten young alumni returned to the Williston Northampton School campus this week to talk with juniors and seniors about the upcoming transition to college. They explained how they made crucial decisions, such as how many schools to visit, and which ones to apply to, as well as how to prepare for the all-important interview and compose the perfect essay. As the panel progressed, they discussed the importance of making sure they have time to socialize and connect while managing a slate of demanding classes and saying “yes” to signing up for that intriguing class outside their major that may take them down an unexpected career path. Continue reading

11 Inducted into Cum Laude Society

During a ceremony in Williston Northampton School’s Phillips Stevens Chapel on Friday, January 5, 11 seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society. The society, modeled after Phi Beta Kappa, recognizes academic achievement by students in secondary schools for the purpose of promoting excellence (Areté), justice (Diké), and honor (Timé).

Inductees are:

  • Caroline Channell
  • Anabelle Farnham
  • Madison Fulcher-Melendy
  • Anna Harvey
  • Emma Lehrer
  • Sabrina Liew
  • Sara Renkert
  • Sophia Schaefer
  • Ana Weed
  • Hanzhang Zhao
  • Wangchen Zhou

Congratulations to these scholars! Here’s a link to the Flickr photo album. Video of the entire event is here. Video of Dr. Holmes speech is here and text is here. To read remarks by Head of School Robert W. Hill III, please click here.