The oldest continuously published high school newspaper in America

The Willistonian, Est. 1881

The oldest continuously published high school newspaper in America

The Willistonian, Est. 1881

The oldest continuously published high school newspaper in America

The Willistonian, Est. 1881

“100 Days” Celebration Sets Countdown to Graduation in Motion

And so the countdown begins.

Every year in the beginning of February, the senior class comes together to celebrate the 100 days remaining until graduation and honor members of the senior class with superlative awards, voted by classmates.

This past Friday, Feb. 9, the seniors gathered in Reed at 10p.m. for karaoke and senior superlatives. Although we were forced to listen to Jake Henry attempt to sing Taylor Swift’s “Love Story,” it was still a fun night spent together as a senior class.

Some of the superlatives include the following:

  • Cutest Couple: Eddie Howell and Brooke Manfredi
  • Most likely to go to the library and not get work done: Hudson Fulcher-Melendy and Colin Larson
  • Biggest Gossips: Abby Muscato and Maisie Mattocks
  • Most likely to come back and teach at Williston: Teagan Duffy and Anna Sawyer
  • Class Clowns: Kevin Mwangi and Jake Henry
  • Best Roommates: Trent Merriman and Jivan Girodet
  • Most Likely to Keep the Stu Bop in Business: Jake Henry and Leah Angilly
  • Most Changed since Freshman Year: Hudson Fulcher-Melendy and Kevin Mwangi
  • Best Dressed: Soleil Richardson and Tony Bie
  • Cutest Couple who are most likely to become sports parents: Camille Armaganian and James Elliott
  • Maisie Mattocks, a senior from Shutesbury, Mass., seems to be proud that she was recognized as the grade’s biggest gossiper.

“It was 6 years in the making,” she said. “I worked really hard for it. I keep the info out there and nothing is private.”

Abby Muscato, who also won the award for Biggest Gossip, shrugged when asked about the award, noting that she “takes it with a grain of salt.” Looking over to Maisie, she said, “No one I would rather win it with.”

Although many of the awards made sense, there are some mixed opinions on who should have won and who didn’t.

Catie Spence, a senior boarder from Amherst, Mass., has strong opinions on who she believes should have won the award for “Best Hair.”

“I think Daliah [Elvin] was robbed,” she told The Willistonian.

Best Hair went to Jackson Estes and Wes Haynes.

“I’m very happy that my grade voted for me,” Jackson, who has an unruly mop of red hair, said.

Trent Merriman, a senior from Newport Beach, Calif., believes the 100 days celebration was most enjoyable for those who genuinely wanted to be there.

“If you went to the party with the attitude of ‘I don’t want to be here,’ you probably did not have a great time,” he said. “Whereas the people who were excited for the party and wanted to be there had a much better time and enjoyed the extended time we had as a group.”

In addition to superlatives, the party consisted of karaoke, food from Chick-fil-A, and pizza from Antonio’s.

Coach Blayne Lapan and Coach Tommy Beaton, both Senior Class Deans, did a great job setting up and running the party, and Beaton even participated in karaoke.

Trent thoroughly enjoyed watching Beaton get on stage to sing, and “his choice of song which not too many people knew which definitely showed his age,” he said. “Overall, the karaoke was a great time, and we need to do a school wide karaoke night.”

Beaton was grateful that the Williston community helped so much with the set up to make the night so special for the seniors.

“My favorite part of the night was seeing how happy the seniors were,” he explained. “It seems like everyone had a great time which made all the work totally worth it!”

Along with Beaton and Lapan, Emily Hamann and Kevin Mwangi (both members of the student council) were the emcees for the night.

Coach Beaton thought Emily and Kevin were both great and “kept things moving while also having fun with it.”

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