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Leroy ’79 on Baggage Battles

Photo via Baggage Battles

Billy Leroy ’79 is a cast member on Baggage Battles on Travel Channel.  The second season began on December 5. Check out a clip of the show here.

From the website of Baggage Battles:

Ever wonder what happens to your lost luggage? Travel Channel provides a glimpse into the very profitable business of bidding, buying and reselling unclaimed property in the new original series “Baggage Battles,” premiering with a special one-hour season opener featuring back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, April 11,10|9c. The half-hour series follows 3 teams of savvy “auction specialists” who travel to some of the most important and unknown auctions where their bids are based on sight unseen instincts. The season premiere will kick off at Miami International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, and then the auction pros will jump across “The Pond” to London.

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The Key is Participation: Giving to the Annual Fund

Every year, Williston relies on alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to make gifts to the Annual Fund and Parents’ Fund. These gifts provide support for academic programs, athletics, the arts, extracurriculars, financial aid and faculty support.

In 2011-2012, the Annual Fund raised $1.42 million. Gifts ranged from $1 from a graduating senior to leadership gifts of $1,841 or more—but the key to the Annual Fund was, and continues to be, participation. In the past five years, nearly 4,000 alumni contributed to the Annual Fund.

In the November appeal, Tim Murphy ’96 wrote that he contributed to the Annual Fund “because this is the first place where I felt connected to something larger than myself.”

“My gifts are small, but consistent,” he wrote. “It’s the only quantifiable way that I can be sure Williston Northampton knows that it has made a difference in my life.”

This year, the goal is to raise $1.5 million by June 30, 2013. By making a gift before December 31, you’ll show your support for the education and experience Williston Northampton provides, and will help ensure that the school continues to thrive.

Give now.

Alumna Author: Amy Rovere ’91

Amy Rovere ’91 has published a children’s book with the American Cancer Society. And Still They Bloom: A Family’s Journey of Loss and Healing (Independent Publishers Group, June 2012) chronicles the story of Emily and Ben and they ways they cope with the loss of their mother to cancer. According to the book description, “the children embark on a journey of of healing and acceptance as they come to realize they can keep their mother’s memory alive—that her love will stay with them always.” Find it here.

Rovere has also produced a three-minute video about her book. and was interviewed by Colleen Walsh Fong on Eve.