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Williston Welcomes New Wildcats

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On Saturday (March 24 ), prospective Williston students got a taste of what a typical day will be like if they choose to come here in the fall.

Saturday was Admitted Students Day, one of three successive days in which recently admitted students come to campus, go to class, participate in extracurricular activities, and generally see what life on campus will be like if they attend Williston next year.

This year, Williston sent out 282 acceptance letters. On March 24, the first of three admitted students days, around 35 students and their families showed up.  Some sat in on classes others stayed in the dorm on Friday night and went with students to athletic practices on Saturday.

Oliver Lawrence was one of several boarders who has had admitted students stay in their rooms overnight.

When he was a freshman, a student who now attends Williston stayed in his dorm room, “I thought it went well but apparently I was sleepwalking during the night and my roommates thought I freaked him out because he didn’t come to Williston but then two years later he ended up coming to Williston.”

Oliver likes being an ambassador for the school.

“The school has done so much for me I like to give back and help the school help other people,” he said.

Junior Ellie Wolfe was impressed by the admitted student she chaperoned during the class day.

“I brought admitted student to my math class and I’m in pre-calculus and she was in geometry but she understood more than I did,” Ellie said.

Head of School Robert Hill sees the advantages Admitted Students Day has on the whole school, from the prospective students to the faculty hosting them in class.

“Accepted students day is a great way for students to get a sense of what Williston is really like,” said Head of School Robert Hill. “It’s one of the most exciting days of the year.”

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