Williamson student strives for high grades and to be outside

2022-08-01T16:57:24-04:00 August 1st, 2022|

By Ed Weirauch Imagine receiving a gift that changes your life, that leaves you feeling so grateful that you just have to give back in return. That’s exactly how Deonte Jones feels about a gift that he’s living everyday… his education at Williamson College of the Trades. Deonte is a Horticulture student at Williamson who [...]

With Williamson influence, ’22 Grad charts new course

2022-07-07T17:49:08-04:00 July 7th, 2022|

By Ed Weirauch When a young man becomes a student at Williamson College of the Trades, he’s sure to get an education in the trades. But what’s not detailed in a textbook, workshop or course catalog is the character development that comes while attending Williamson. It may seem intangible… until the student truly embraces it [...]

David McCann: ‘ready to contribute on day one’

2022-03-28T10:49:29-04:00 March 28th, 2022|

By Ed Weirauch David McCann’s success may have its roots in a pizzeria, or on a neighbor’s lawn, but his foundation really lies in his natural sense of responsibility. Now a senior studying Horticulture at Williamson College of the Trades, as a high school student David took pizza orders before moving up to actually making [...]

From wheelchair to crutches to clean bill of health

2022-03-28T10:21:57-04:00 March 28th, 2022|

By Ed Weirauch When Barry Bealor made the decision to attend Williamson College of the Trades, he didn’t realize that his first days on campus would turn out to be one of the most trying times of his life. Forced to adjust and orient himself to college life in a wheelchair, Barry responded to this [...]

Willy Tilley… Young Foreman

2022-01-19T15:15:07-05:00 January 6th, 2022|

By Ed Weirauch Williamson senior William Tilley may be the most in-demand carpenter in Bradford County, PA. When he graduates in May, Willy’s options include the offer of a full partnership in a construction company back home or, he may just go into business for himself… customers are lining up right now. Willy’s skills and [...]

Raymere Stewart lays a foundation built on motivation

2022-01-06T11:39:02-05:00 January 5th, 2022|

By Ed Weirauch Williamson senior Raymere Stewart personifies motivation. In his short life, Ray has repeatedly been challenged, yet he consistently comes out on top. “I feel like I’m the rock, the one to set an example for my younger brothers and sisters.” Ray grew up in a tough neighborhood in Wilmington, DE, facing daily [...]

2021 Williamson Grad Made the Right Moves at Williamson

2022-01-06T11:37:19-05:00 June 30th, 2021|

Mark Moriarty has moved nine times since the fourth grade, staying by his mother’s side as she struggled financially and survived cancer. When Mark arrived at Williamson freshman year, he was relieved to know he’d be living in the same place for three years. The stability, structure and support afforded him the opportunity to grow [...]

Power Plant Grad Pumps Music on the Side

2021-06-08T15:08:51-04:00 June 8th, 2021|

Hammering beats and pumping baselines fill Salvatore “Sal” Carmolingo’s nights as a part-time DJ. But by day, this recent Williamson graduate will be working as a field service technician for California Boiler. Sal completed the rigorous Williamson’s Power Plant Program so he would have a full-time career, while he works on weekends as a DJ. [...]

Senior Machinist Fired Up for the Future

2021-06-07T10:01:34-04:00 June 3rd, 2021|

Jacob “Jake” Berge never felt like he was cut out for college. Maybe after high school, he would train to be a firefighter or a member of the Coast Guard, he thought.  Then he saw his older brother, thriving in his senior year at Williamson, fielding multiple job offers. That made him realize that learning [...]

Masonry Senior Stays True to Self

2021-05-12T10:24:53-04:00 May 12th, 2021|

In his junior year of high school, Hunter Killinen was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He spent a week in the hospital learning about his disease and how to manage it. At Williamson, Hunter learned that, despite living with diabetes, he would not be defined or limited by it. Seeing an opportunity for self-discovery, Hunter [...]