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Feld Receives PHS Award of Merit

November 29th, 2017|

Williamson horticulture instructor Chuck Feld received an Award of Merit from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) for his 50 years of contributions to horticulture, during their PHS Awards Celebration at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel recently.  Feld was especially recognized for exhibiting in 49 Philadelphia Flower Shows — the 2018 exhibit will be his 50th. He [...]

Rowans and Auxiliary Honored at National Philanthropy Day Observance

November 27th, 2017|

The Rowan family and the Williamson Auxiliary were recognized for their inspiring philanthropy at the 32nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Gala Breakfast in Philadelphia recently.  During the ceremony, the Multigenerational Family Achievement Award was given to Virginia Rowan Smith and her husband Manning J. Smith and the Rowan family and the Auxiliary was named [...]

Outstanding Career Fair Held!

November 21st, 2017|

The fall Career Fair in the Restall Sports Center was perhaps the most successful one so far, according to Margaret “Weemie” Kingham, placement director and fair coordinator. “We had 114 vendors meeting with our 77 seniors, which is a new record,” she said. “The vendors were there to recruit our students and all of them [...]

Rowan Family Honored in 1st Rowan Day

November 16th, 2017|

“My dad would be pleased to have this day, but on one condition — you don’t take the whole day off,” said Virginia Rowan Smith, in the opening of her keynote speech on the 1st annual Rowan Day, a special event designed to honor Henry Rowan and the Rowan family. She said, “He didn’t understand [...]

Homecoming Offered Something for All Tastes

October 18th, 2017|

A successful Homecoming, which began with Friday afternoon’s student games, and on Saturday included Homecoming events and reunions, attracted a large crowd, offering many activities and events for all tastes. View a picture gallery from Homecoming on Facebook The weekend kicked off Friday afternoon with students playing bubble soccer, blitzball, a shooting game with harmless darts [...]

Former Eagle Opens New School Year at 127th Convocation

September 13th, 2017|

In a very inspirational talk, Kevin Reilly, a former special teams captain for the Philadelphia Eagles, officially opened the 2017-18 school year during the 127th Convocation. Reilly’s NFL career was cut short when he was diagnosed with a rare desmoid tumor, resulting in the amputation of his left arm and shoulder and four ribs. Though [...]

Condensing Turbine Equipment Put in Place

September 6th, 2017|

Three major components of the Energy Island, a condensing turbine generator, condenser skid, and switch gear, were put in place in Turbine Hall recently with the help of power plant technology students and riggers from Robert Pessagno’s Equipment Transport.   The condensing turbine will provide additional electrical power to the school and provide power plant [...]

Wawrzyniak Begins as Vice President of Plans and Operations

August 25th, 2017|

Daniel J. Wawrzyniak, vice president of plans and operations, comes to Williamson with demonstrated skill in managing, supervising, and leading, gained while serving 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his service, he greatly enjoyed “making Marines” at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif., as a series, company, and battalion commander. [...]

Day Begins as Director of Horticulture, Landscaping & Turf Management

August 14th, 2017|

David Day, brings experience as a teacher, supervisor, and manager of large and small-scale landscaping projects to his position as director of horticulture, landscaping and turf management. Day said, “Several years ago, I wrote down the things I was looking for in an ideal job. I wrote that I wanted to work at a place [...]

Chilman Begins as Director of Power Plant Technology

August 7th, 2017|

Scott Chilman brings over 30 years of power generation experience as a mechanical and marine engineer, in the U.S. Navy and industry, to his position as director of power plant technology. During his 13 years of active duty in the Navy he worked as a division officer on a destroyer, an engineering instructor at the [...]