Category Archives: Congratulations

Swanee’s Shout-Outs

Shout-Outs to Sasha Gluzman and Ali O’Connor for 2nd place in the tennis tournament doubles and for Karly Simpson for MVP award at the lax tournament at NMH. Joey Holleran won the gold for javelin at the New England’s, Dan Rowe for the 100, and Gabby Thomas for the 100 and long jump.

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Film Festival 5 Winners

Students from the region participated in the All-New England Film Festival for High School Students at Williston May 11, 2012. The following were the winners:

Best Film:  Breezeless, Charles Frank, WNS

Most Creative: Elise’s Dream Nicholas Motyka West Springfield HS

Best Documentary: The Harry Potter Phenomenon, Eva Araya, Hotchkiss School

Best Editing: Dreamer, Daisuke Hosokawa,  Governors Academy

Best Screenplay:  A Zombie Romance, Brian Ryu, Hotchkiss School

Best Special Effects: The Movie, Cade Zawacki, WNS

Best Cinematography: Mark Spaulding, Alex Kozikowski, WNS

Among the judges were alumni Steve Porter ’97 of Porterhouse Media, Loren Feinstein ’01, co-producer with his brother Matt ’99 of the award-winning documentary Ciclovida: Lifecycle, and Patrick Burns ’89, creator of commercial, documentary, corporate image, advertising and PR work using film, video and photography.

New Willistonian Editor-in-Chief

Contratulations to next year’s Editor-in-Chief for The Willistonian: Mairead Poulin. Mairead has been an invaluable contributor to the newspaper over the years through her writing, editing, organizing and planning. Please take a moment to congratulate Mairead on this deserved achievement.

More news: Next year, The Willistonian will be going online with bimonthly updates and more opportunity for YOU to get published. Think about joining our editorial team. In the meantime, we’ll see you at the activities fair next fall.

April for Annual Fund

April was a fantastic month for The Williston Northampton School Annual Fund!

Thanks to 566 donors, we increased our participation by 7 percent and raised over $100,000 toward our 2011-2012 Annual Fund goal. Compared to April 2011, we had more than twice as many alumni make gifts to the Annual Fund.

The final score for the April Alumni Challenge:

Williston Northampton: 566
Suffield Academy: 707
Berkshire School: 500

We are six weeks from our June 30 fiscal year-end. If you were not able to participate in the April Alumni Challenge last month, there’s still time to make your 2011-2012 Annual Fund gift by June 30!

Make your gift online, call us at (800) 469-4559, or mail your contribution to The Williston Northampton School Annual Fund at 19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027.

Thank you again to those who participated in the April Alumni Challenge last month. It was exciting to see the loyalty alumni feel towards the School, as well as have some new donors to the Annual Fund. We are truly grateful for your generosity and support.