Summer Internships for Williamson’s Young Tradesmen

2020-09-23T09:21:10+00:00 September 4th, 2020|

Retrofitting a basement into a home hair salon. Repairing an energy boiler for a California dairy plant. Installing garden containers in a Philadelphia park. These are some of the projects Williamson students worked on during their summer break. Regarded as key to their hands-on trade education, students between their freshman and junior years, as well as junior and senior years, are expected to find work in their chosen trade. To help them, Williamson has established an [...]

A Framework for Success for Carpentry Student

2020-10-05T14:02:33+00:00 July 28th, 2020|

Deonta' Martin is one of the lead carpenters on the University of Delaware's $80 million new athletic center. With such responsibility, you might think Deonta' was a professional carpenter with years of experience in his field. But he is only 20, a young man from a troubled and impoverished neighborhood who is set to graduate from Williamson [...]

Painter Triumphs after Challenging Senior Year

2020-07-29T09:29:30+00:00 June 19th, 2020|

Painting and sandblasting crude oil tanks at 35 feet in the air is not what James Moorhead ever imagined he would be doing. But McDermott International recruited this Paint and Coatings student for the job, trusting him with such highly specialized work. The summer internship Jimmy got through Williamson Career Services presented him with [...]

A Student’s Dreams of Success and Service

2020-07-29T09:30:19+00:00 June 4th, 2020|

When Jeremy Gannon’s stepfather died suddenly, his mother went to work as a bartender, one of several jobs she took in order to provide for her family. Then a high school student, Jeremy stepped up to care for his four younger siblings, the youngest still a baby. At Williamson, Jeremy would have a community that [...]

Williamson Empowers Student with a Successful Future

2020-07-29T09:31:12+00:00 May 20th, 2020|

George Bradley moved in and out of schools frequently in his young life. His mother, who worked temp jobs to support the family, took him and his brother to Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and North Carolina. The constant disruption challenged George academically. George would find stability and academic achievement in his three years at Williamson. He [...]

The Support of a Williamson Brotherhood

2020-07-29T09:31:41+00:00 May 8th, 2020|

Senior Carpenter Jean Obispo never knew his father who died when he was two years old. Helping to fill that void was a close circle of friends and faculty at Williamson, who have supported and encouraged him to succeed as a young man and a tradesman. Williamson also stepped up by providing Jean a safe [...]

Williamson Prepares Class Officer for Unexpected Challenges

2020-07-29T09:32:09+00:00 April 28th, 2020|

April 28, 2020 It’s an extraordinary and challenging time to be Senior Class President at Williamson. Students are living at home, while going online for class and shop amid the coronavirus pandemic. Adjusting to the new normal, student leader Christopher Thomas teleconferences with President Michael Rounds and face-times with his fellow officers, talking about alternatives [...]

Mason Lives and Learns Through Great Loss

2020-07-29T09:32:35+00:00 April 21st, 2020|

April 21, 2020 The rough streets of Northwest Baltimore can cripple the dreams of even the most high-achieving teenagers. Tichon Johnson, a top scoring high school student, carried the emotional scars of losing a beloved uncle to gunfire and his best friend, dying the same way. The two tragedies caught up to Tichon during his [...]

A Williamson Legacy – Three Times Over

2020-04-20T13:43:25+00:00 March 31st, 2020|

March 31, 2020 Just a few weeks after starting their freshman semester at Williamson, the Kimp triplets received a phone call from their mother. They learned that their father had passed away after a long illness. Their mother wanted them home, with family.  Such news could have altered - if not disrupted - their college [...]

Carpentry Senior Finds a Support Structure at Williamson

2020-04-20T13:40:17+00:00 March 10th, 2020|

March 10, 2020 Patrick Kiely 2W0 has lined up a secure job after graduation, won a national award for soccer, and made Dean’s List the past three semesters. His college successes, however, belie the reality of a difficult home life. Since age 12, Patrick has been living with his three sisters in a house with [...]