2021 Williamson Grad Made the Right Moves at Williamson

2021-06-30T11:23:59-04:00 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 [...]

Horticulture Senior’s Vision Blossoms at Williamson

2021-04-22T14:23:20-04:00 April 22nd, 2021|

Karon Tucker could have taken the wrong path, growing up in an area where crime is high and economic opportunities few. But he took the right path—a career path—at Williamson where he excelled in horticulture and benefitted greatly from the school’s spiritual and educational offerings. Now a senior, Karon plans to use his knowledge of [...]

Student’s Many Talents find Singular Focus at Williamson

2021-04-16T15:25:04-04:00 April 14th, 2021|

Most of the money Kyle Morgan earned in high school, working almost full-time at McDonald’s, went to his mother. A home healthcare aide, she struggled to support six children on her own. Kyle’s strong work ethic and sense of responsibility is supported by the safe and stable environment offered by Williamson. The trade school expanded [...]

Senior Horticulture Student Branches Out at Williamson

2021-04-09T12:03:45-04:00 April 7th, 2021|

Giuseppe Pollino experiences an adrenaline rush at 40 to 50 feet in the air when he prunes or removes trees. But it’s his family tree, with roots planted in Italy, that inspired this horticulture senior to reach new heights at Williamson. At 20, he is the same age his grandfather was when he emigrated from [...]

Service and Faith Guide Carpentry Senior

2021-03-25T13:40:12-04:00 March 24th, 2021|

In high school, Andrew Gildea helped raise $1.1 million for pediatric cancer patients and research. His four-year effort in a national student-run philanthropy group (THON) channeled his grief over the loss of his best friend, Michael, who died of cancer their senior year. At Williamson, Andrew would continue his service to others. He traveled to [...]

The Loss of a Parent, the Win of a Lifetime

2021-03-17T12:27:22-04:00 March 4th, 2021|

Anthony Marascio struggled with the loss of his 42-year-old mother to cancer when he was age 10. Everyone rallied around his family, helping them through her six months of treatment and the aftermath. They made sure someone was always waiting at home for Anthony and his two brothers after school. Still processing his grief, Anthony [...]

Paint Student Surfaces as a Career-Bound Leader

2021-03-18T10:23:09-04:00 February 26th, 2021|

From Virginia to Florida, Joseph Spillman has interned as a painter and industrial coatings inspector, treating the inside and outside of a submarine, a water tower and a historic lighthouse. The Senior Painter has gotten his on-the-job training through networking and a school-to-career program offered by Williamson. He has brought a bold and adventurous spirit [...]