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Gymnast Jonathan Deaton ’12 Commits to Stanford University

Jonathan Deaton '12Senior Jon Deaton signed his letter of intent to join the men’s gymnastics team at Stanford University in the fall of 2012. A member of the Men’s Junior Olympic National team, Jon competed in the USA Gymnastic National Championship in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he placed second All-Around in the 16-18 age group. He missed first place by only .100 of a point. In the individual 16-18 age group events, Jon won first place in the floor exercises and in the vault.

Jon is from Longmeadow, Massachusetts and has attended The Williston Northampton School since the ninth grade. He has two older sisters, Chantal ’08 (Bryn Mawr ’12) and Fabienne ’06 (Davidson ’10), who also graduated from Williston.

Congratulations, Jon!

Poet Nikky Finney Visits Campus October 27

Nikky Finney at Williston

Poet Nikky Finney, recently nominated for a National Book Award, will be visiting the Williston Northampton School campus on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. as part of this year’s Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of four collections of poetry: On Wings Made of Gauze; Rice, recipient of a PEN America Open Book Award; The World Is Round, recipient of the 2004 Benjamin Franklin Award for Poetry; and Head Off & Split. A recipient of the Kentucky Foundation for Women Artists Fellowship Award and The Governor’s Award in the Arts, Finney has taught at Smith College and Berea College, and is a former faculty member at Cave Canem, a writing home for African American poets.

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