Student Activity Program

All Williamson students are required to participate in at least one Student Activity per year. The objectives of the Student Activity Program are:

  • to build teamwork and fellowship,
  • to teach discipline, industry, and excellence,
  • to serve and contribute to the School,
  • to create closer and more positive bonds between the students and the School, and
  • to fulfill the foundation deed requirement: “I desire and direct...that [students] shall have proper exercise and recreation...”

The School has included a wide variety of seasonal and year-round activities to ensure that students can select an activity that interests them. Past activities have included the following:

Seasonal Activities:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Wrestling

Full-Year Activities:
Archery, Artisans, Chess, Jazz Ensemble, Newspaper, Skills-USA, Yearbook

Students can participate in a variety of varsity and intramural athletics at Williamson. Varsity sports include cross country, football, soccer, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, and baseball. Intramural sports vary from year to year according to demand and have included dec hockey, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, horseshoes, and Frisbee football.

The Restall Sports Center offers basketball courts, a well-equipped weight room, and an indoor running track. A well-outfitted wrestling training facility is located above the Power Plant. Byers Hall has a recreation room on the lower level.

Student Government
Each class elects a Class President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, who work with a Class Advisor from the faculty/staff.  At the beginning of each year, a referendum is conducted in which upperclassmen have the option of calling for a new election for a particular office.

Student Newspaper
The I.V. Monthly is published by and for the students of Williamson. Issues generally feature articles on the following topics: Sports, Shop Notes, Dorm Notes, and information from the administration.

The Mechanic, the student yearbook, is published by the senior class with the help of underclassmen and a staff advisor. The work includes writing, photography, design, and advertising sales.

The Artisans
The Artisans, the School’s choral group, performs at School events and in the community.

Jazz Ensemble
To participate in Williamson’s Jazz Ensemble, students need not have previous musical experience, although it is recommended. The Jazz Ensemble performs at a number of events annually.


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