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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 [...]
Two weeks into his senior year, James “Jimmy” McGarrigle received a job offer from the company he interned with over the summer. The Texas-headquartered construction firm was eager to hire the Masonry student who performed [...]
Gabriel Burnshaw thought he would apply to the police academy or enlist in the Coast Guard after high school. His younger brother, Nathanial, considered joining the plumbers or electricians unions. Both these teens – two [...]
Resilient and reliable. That’s how Williamson faculty and coaches describe John Busa, a senior who has excelled in Machine Shop and basketball. It’s also how John speaks of his father, who’s always been by his [...]
Joseph Ehly worked to earn money at a younger age than most boys. Shoveling snow or cutting grass, he knew that his parents couldn’t afford anything beyond the most basic necessities. Coming from a [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
February 18, 2020 Living on a rural pastor’s salary required the Johnsons, a family of 10 children, to watch their pennies. They lived simply in the church parsonage. Their son Joshua understood his family had [...]
February 10, 2020 Senior Machinist Joseph Galbraith comes from a long line of educators. His parents, grandparents, and “too-many-to-name” aunts and uncles all held degrees. But when Joe finished his high school studies, he felt [...]