+ Admitted Student Profiles – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \

Meet the Classes of '24

Activists, artists, athletes, innovators, performers, scholars, the list of accomplishments goes on. Meet some of the newest members of the HWS community.

Ava Brazie '24 Ava Brazie '24

Fayetteville, N.Y.

I'm looking forward to meeting new people, new adventures, finding out more about myself and playing for the Herons soccer team, of course.

Clay Jones '24 Clay Jones '24

Geneva, N.Y.

After going to high school all the way in Nashville, Tenn., I'm looking forward to being back in my hometown.

Liz MacMurray '24 Liz MacMurray '24

Pottstown, Pa.

I absolutely loved the HWS campus and what it has to offer both academically and athletically.

Crystal Strother '24 Crystal Strother '24

Lancaster, S.C.

I'm looking forward to having the best college experience.

Pete McGriff '24 Pete McGriff '24

Fairhope, Ala.

Living in a small southern town for most of my life, I am excited to meet a new and diverse group of people at HWS.

Hannah Lax '24 Hannah Lax '24

Concord, N.H.

I knew HWS was a good fit right away. It reminded me of home but with more opportunities, more to experience and more room to grow.

Jane Bliss '24 Jane Bliss '24

Newark, N.Y.

I had a gallery of my photography displayed at my local arts council.

Cashon Young '24 Cashon Young '24

Bridgeport, Conn.

I had the chance to speak in front of my state's education board, representing my city and voicing the problems that need to be changed.

Grace Amonette '24 Grace Amonette '24

Toledo, Ohio

I won an award at the Ohio State Fair for a sewing project!

Angelina Belcer '24 Angelina Belcer '24

Rushford, N.Y.

I'm proud of being cast as the lead in my high school's musicals during both my junior and senior years.

Reece Wilson '24 Reece Wilson '24

Fife, Scotland

Through the Sutton Trust US Programme I went from never being on a plane to taking 14 flights in 6 months, and I met some extraordinary people along the way.

Hana Kim '24 Hana Kim '24

New York, N.Y.

The HWS community seems amazingly welcoming and warm. HWS also offers a variety of educational paths that I look forward to exploring.

Emily Tang '24 Emily Tang '24

Newark, N.Y.

I am looking forward to starting the next chapter of my life, meeting new people and growing as a person.

Dima Piskun '24 Dima Piskun '24

Kharkov, Ukraine

I will be the first person in my family to go to college in the United States.

Alaina Tremblay '24 Alaina Tremblay '24

Clifton Park, N.Y.

I got to choreograph a whole musical while I was in high school.

Claire Kapitan '24 Claire Kapitan '24

Royalton, Ohio

After traveling to Patzun, Guatemala with the Free to Smile Foundation, I founded a club at my high school that raised funds for more than four cleft lip and palate surgeries.

Vuthy Vey '24 Vuthy Vey '24

Kampong Thom, Cambodia

I developed a video game and played it head-to-head with the Minister of Education during his visit to my high school.

Clare Burke '24 Clare Burke '24

Syracuse, N.Y.

I'm excited to meet new people, further my education and become a William Smith Heron!

Britta Wilkerson '24 Britta Wilkerson '24

Barrington, R.I.

I hiked Mt. Marcy, the tallest mountain in New York.

Ian Moeller '24 Ian Moeller '24

Copenhagen, Denmark

HWS has the perfect balance between social and academic life.

Bridget Alano '24 Bridget Alano '24

Ithaca, N.Y.

I am looking forward to making new connections at HWS and exploring my interests.

Elizabeth Crimmins '24 Elizabeth Crimmins '24

Simsbury, Conn.

I immediately felt a connection with the people at HWS and knew it was the place for me.

Dylan Williams-Molitor '24 Dylan Williams-Molitor '24

Harlem, N.Y.

I am a black belt in Shotokan Karate.

Cayden Smith '24 Cayden Smith '24

Voorheesville, N.Y.

I am president of Sources of Strength, a club promoting suicide prevention.

Lillian Davis '24 Lillian Davis '24

Essex, Vt.

In my junior year, I directed a play at my local middle school after creating the program with some of my peers.

Kyle Mast '24 Kyle Mast '24

New Paltz, N.Y.

At HWS, I most look forward to exploring new ideas and continuing to make an impact on the greater community.

Willow Quine '24 Willow Quine '24

Stowe, Vt.

I went on a 30-day backpacking trip through Colorado and I loved it!

Sadie Winton '24 Sadie Winton '24

Newton, Mass.

I ran a club at my high school which helped integrate students with disabilities and those without. I have also been volunteering for 7 years at a local non-profit where I help coach and mentor children, teens and adults through various sports and other recreational activities.

Mati Valenzuela '24 Mati Valenzuela '24

Santiago, Chile

I want to grow as a student athlete and meet new friends.

Mary Baillos '24 Mary Baillos '24

Winnetka, Ill.

During my junior year of high school I presented to Winnetka's Board of Trustees to implement a village-wide composting program. By the beginning of my senior year, all Winnetka residents had the ability to compost.

Marlayna DiFante '24 Marlayna DiFante '24

Brockport, N.Y.

I love the long list of opportunities available at HWS for academic growth and experience.

Nick Viselli '24 Nick Viselli '24

Elmira, N.Y.

I'm really excited to find people at HWS that share my interests.

Olivia Mikesell '24 Olivia Mikesell '24

Harwinton, Conn.

I submitted an independent film to my high school's film festival and was in turn asked to host the event!

Lily Harmon '24 Lily Harmon '24

Wellesley, Mass.

I chose HWS because it felt the most like home to me.

Ahmed Wise '24 Ahmed Wise '24

Baltimore, Md.

I LOVE the campus and the sense of a supportive community by your side.

Linnea Batey '24 Linnea Batey '24

Halmstad, Sweden

I worked with the Swedish Armed Forces and other government agencies to organize a day in which high school students were taught what to do in the case of a national emergency.

Gabriel Suarez '24 Gabriel Suarez '24

Syracuse, N.Y.

I'm looking forward to where the next chapter in my life takes me, learning new things, meeting new friends and traveling to new places.

Madison Dicks '24 Madison Dicks '24

North Andover, Mass.

One of the coolest things I've done is built my own kayak.

Cam Kewley '24 Cam Kewley '24

Medway, Mass.

I flew to Colorado to participate in a 24 hour lacrosse game that raised money for veterans.

Quinn McGowan '24 Quinn McGowan '24

Fairfield, Conn.

I am proud of my activity in my high school's student run restaurant and I hope to continue to participate in the cafeteria at HWS.

Wes Capitani '24 Wes Capitani '24

East Dover, Vt.

I am looking forward to making great friends, trying new things and having a great experience at HWS.

Alex George '24 Alex George '24

Marysville, Mich.

What most excites me about HWS is the ability to catalyze my future career as a clinical psychologist.

Kirsten Nelson '24 Kirsten Nelson '24

Washington Township, N.J.

At HWS, I'm looking forward to winning a national championship with the soccer team and traveling abroad.

Devon Adamo '24 Devon Adamo '24

Selden, N.Y.

HWS is the right fit for me because it has the best of both worlds: very strong academics and a very strong football program.

Kennedy Jones '24 Kennedy Jones '24

Huron, N.Y.

I was the only student representative on my school's Board of Education.

Katie Corren '24 Katie Corren '24

Saddle River, N.J.

I created a documentary involving students and teachers to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention.

Marcus Lenz '24 Marcus Lenz '24

Westchester, N.Y.

I'm most looking forward to playing football at Hobart, meeting new people and making friends.

Molly Trunfio '24 Molly Trunfio '24

Clinton, Mass.

I performed in the Ennis Music Festival in Ireland.

Elinor Kennedy '24 Elinor Kennedy '24

Devens, Mass.

Genealogy is a big interest of mine and I'm currently in the process of putting together a book of one of my friend's family trees.

Chaitanya Dhungana '24 Chaitanya Dhungana '24

Chitwan, Nepal

There is a peaceful environment around the Colleges and exceptional architecture courses.

Alexandra Konczyk '24 Alexandra Konczyk '24

Sea Girt, N.J.

At HWS, I am looking forward to meeting new people and establishing my independent self.

Alex Davidson '24 Alex Davidson '24

Garden City, N.Y.

I was accepted into the NY All-State Choir in Rochester and was able to sing with insanely talented people under a brilliant conductor.

Jack Finnerty '24 Jack Finnerty '24

Baltimore, Md.

I spent time on the Mpala Research Center in Kenya.

Emely Martinez '24 Emely Martinez '24

Bronx, N.Y.

I danced for a Dominican program representing my latin and folkloric culture.

Lexi Miller '24 Lexi Miller '24

Cicero, N.Y.

I'm looking forward to heading down the path to my future career and meeting new people at HWS.

Guillermo Castaneda '24 Guillermo Castaneda '24

Guatemala City, Guatemala

I played a soccer game in a packed stadium with almost 4,000 people watching - both cheering and booing for my team.

Emma Donohue '24 Emma Donohue '24

Hilton, N.Y.

I performed in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame about 6 months after Green Day was inducted!

Emma VanGorder '24 Emma VanGorder '24

Canandaigua, N.Y.

I met and was taught by my life-long dance inspiration, Jon Lehrer.

Elijah Fontem '24 Elijah Fontem '24

Lanham, Md.

I was a wrestling State Champ.

Seva Mirzali '24 Seva Mirzali '24

Sharur City, Azerbaijan

I am the only student in the Autonomous Republic to get accepted to a college in the U.S.. It is an accomplishment I am really proud of.

Genesis Rosario '24 Genesis Rosario '24

Brooklyn, N.Y.

HWS shows support for their students in every aspect, offering them many opportunities for the future.

Max Daniels '24 Max Daniels '24

Miami, Fla.

I was one of only 22 athletes in the U.S. to be invited to partake in a Real Madrid Adidas program in Madrid, Spain. It was unbelievable.

Caroline Mittleman '24 Caroline Mittleman '24

Albany, N.Y.

At HWS, I'm most looking forward to studying abroad and meeting new friends.

Ella Weiss '24 Ella Weiss '24

Tuftonboro, N.H.

I participated in a journalism/political camp at a local college where I visited campaign bases for the 2020 election. I even interviewed Julian Castro!

Kira Joshi '24 Kira Joshi '24

Alpharetta, Ga.

At HWS, I'm looking forward to meeting new people.

Malique Bailey '24 Malique Bailey '24

Queens, N.Y.

I admire the community that is displayed at HWS.

Kaitlyn McAllister '24 Kaitlyn McAllister '24

Baldwinsville, N.Y.

At HWS, I'm most looking forward to creating new friendships and traveling abroad.

Jordon Walker '24 Jordon Walker '24

Bloomfield, Conn.

HWS has a small, tight-knit community and family atmosphere.

Kristen McCormick '24 Kristen McCormick '24

Boston, Mass.

I presented my project on seizures in fruit flies at the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair.

Alexander Konradi '24 Alexander Konradi '24

Dallas, Texas

I had the honor to represent Latvia in the first ever European U20 Lacrosse Championships in Prague.

Annie Hauser '24 Annie Hauser '24

White Plains, N.Y.

I'm proud to have received an all-school poetry award my junior year.

Charlie Stockwell '24 Charlie Stockwell '24

Troy, N.Y.

My close friend and I founded a youth music ministry at my church when I was a junior in high school.

Samari Brown '24 Samari Brown '24

Rochester, N.Y.

I'm most looking forward to being a part of the HWS community and joining student government.

Chad Bach '24 Chad Bach '24

Lowville, N.Y.

Small school with a hometown feel, a high quality education and the opportunity to play for one of the top lacrosse programs in the country.

Mercedes Wiegel '24 Mercedes Wiegel '24

Amsterdam, Netherlands

In high school I participated in a peer2peer project where I helped refugees my age integrate in Dutch society. I have never felt such a rewarding feeling. It was amazing!

Chase Rizzo '24 Chase Rizzo '24

Shortsville, N.Y.

The people I have met at HWS are amazing and the academics are top notch. The football staff already feels like family.

Emma Kirts '24 Emma Kirts '24

Towson, Md.

I co-founded the Student Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) which gives students-athletes an opportunity to form relationships across sports teams as well as learn valuable leadership skills and participate in community service.

Noah Kanfer '24 Noah Kanfer '24

Wesport, Conn.

HWS is the right school for me because it feels like an environment where I can reach my potential.

Annabel Ziskin '24 Annabel Ziskin '24

Smithtown, N.Y.

I am excited to be a Heron!

James Sarver '24 James Sarver '24

Ligonier, Pa.

One of my proudest high school achievements was becoming Drum Major and leading my band through my junior and senior years!

Scarlett Severino '24 Scarlett Severino '24

Bronx, N.Y.

I visited Oxford and got to see where the Harry Potter movies were filmed!

Leo Van Sickle '24 Leo Van Sickle '24

Fort Mill, S.C.

I love the location of HWS and the study abroad program.

Syd Foster '24 Syd Foster '24

Danvers, Mass.

I loved the fact that HWS students to pursue more academic interests than just their major. I am very excited to be right by the lake!

Matt Dwyer '24 Matt Dwyer '24

Chicago, Ill.

I am most looking forward to becoming more independent and taking advantage of everything HWS has to offer me!

Brit Foster '24 Brit Foster '24

Danvers, Mass.

My favorite high school accomplishment is reaching the 100 point mark for my hockey team along with receiving team MVP twice.

Adam Huston '24 Adam Huston '24

Buffalo, N.Y.

At HWS I'm looking forward to meeting new people and studying abroad.

Elisa Ribordy '24 Elisa Ribordy '24

Los Angeles, Calif.

HWS is a great fit for me because I've always wanted to go to a small liberal arts college and I love the mission of the school: preparing students to lead lives of consequence.

Owen Ramsey '24 Owen Ramsey '24

Weston, Mass.

My favorite high school accomplishment is recovering from a severe ski accident, that could have sidelined my athletic career, and going on to win the league with my team the following year.

Maddi Meyer '24 Maddi Meyer '24

Annapolis, Md.

My friends and I organized a March for Our Lives rally in our town, setting the record for the largest rally in Annapolis.

Jack Quinn '24 Jack Quinn '24

Lancaster, Mass.

HWS is a supportive community that wants to help each individual become the best version of themselves.

Chloe McIntyre '24 Chloe McIntyre '24

Syracuse, N.Y.

HWS is my second family. I've been coming to campus since I was 10 and I've always felt welcomed. It's my home away from home.

Wilson Crane '24 Wilson Crane '24

Littleton, Colo.

Hobart is the best place for me to excel academically and athletically.

Madelyn Kilmer '24 Madelyn Kilmer '24

Homer, N.Y.

At HWS I'm looking forward to getting involved in the community and building relationships with faculty and students.

Liam Dillon '24 Liam Dillon '24

Williston, Vt.

As I stepped on campus, I immediately felt at home. The community togetherness reminded me of my current school - one big, happy family.

Laurens Van Alen '24 Laurens Van Alen '24

Newtown Square, Pa.

I backpacked 200+ miles of the Appalachian Trail.

Zach Manuel '24 Zach Manuel '24

Salisbury, Mass.

My number one reason for choosing HWS is it felt like home when I visited and I was immediately comfortable there.

Bella Babikian '24 Bella Babikian '24

Syracuse, N.Y.

My favorite high school accomplishment is receiving a history award from a teacher I really respect.

Jafri Muhammad '24 Jafri Muhammad '24

Islamabad, Pakistan

I chose HWS because it is a small community with a lot of opportunity.

Harper Tanguay '24 Harper Tanguay '24

Sudbury, Mass.

The second I stepped on campus, I felt so comfortable. Plus, I loved the performing arts building and all of the opportunities it had for me!

Mikey Cardinali '24 Mikey Cardinali '24

Monroe Township, N.J.

I chose Hobart because it is the best place for me to excel academically and athletically.

Bianca Jameau '24 Bianca Jameau '24

Brockton, Mass.

I visited HWS in the winter of 2019 and fell in love with not only the school, but also Geneva.

Zach Anson '24 Zach Anson '24

Cortlandt Manor, NY

At HWS I'm looking forward to the opportunity to study abroad.

Eliyah Roberts '24 Eliyah Roberts '24

Pittsburgh, Pa.

My poem, An Ode to the Dark Skin Black Girl, won 2nd place in the Carnegie Mellon MLK Day Writing Awards.

Nicholas Sessions '24 Nicholas Sessions '24

Mill Valley, Calif.

Last summer I sailed from Los Angeles to Hawaii racing a 40 foot boat.

Ashley Aronson '24 Ashley Aronson '24

Farmington, Conn.

I love the location and the Teacher Education Program is one of the best I've learned about.

Ian Moon '24 Ian Moon '24

Penfield, N.Y.

The community and overall vibe of the campus made HWS feel like a place I could make into a home.

Tessa Piker '24 Tessa Piker '24

Pownal, Maine

I was one of the first people under 18 to be apart of a planning committee for my town.

Zach Delaney '24 Zach Delaney '24

Onondaga, N.Y.

My proudest high school achievement was making the top 5 in my graduating class.

Yashimabet Drummond '24 Yashimabet Drummond '24

Brooklyn, N.Y.

I look forward to taking part in clubs such as the Caribbean Student Association and further exploring my love for performing arts and community engagement!

Dan Anselmi '24 Dan Anselmi '24

Chagrin Falls/Hunting Valley, Ohio

The ability to network with graduates on Wall Street and in D.C. was very appealing to me.

Tiff Foster '24 Tiff Foster '24

Danvers, Mass.

Being able to pursue areas of interest outside of my major will help me develop critical thinking skills needed for the rest of my life.

Zachary Kizer '24 Zachary Kizer '24

Wallingford, Conn.

At HWS, I'm looking forward to the connections I will make and taking advantage of the many opportunities offered.

Gianna Vest '24 Gianna Vest '24

Naples, N.Y.

HWS has a great study abroad program and friendly and supportive community.

Lucas Gillespie '24 Lucas Gillespie '24

Bethesda, Md.

The size, small classes and community drew me in immediately.

Evan Amendum '24 Evan Amendum '24

Newark, Del.

I fell in love with HWS visiting as a kid with my parents. As I got older I realized it is the perfect mix of academics and athletics.

Jesse Whelan-Small '24 Jesse Whelan-Small '24

Maplewood, N.J.

I was an intern in the office of New Jersey Assemblywoman Mila Jasey of the 27th Legislative District.

Diya Moolani '24 Diya Moolani '24

Pune, India

One of my proudest accomplishments was winning the Providence Journal Award.

Anthony Dattellas '24 Anthony Dattellas '24

Camillus, N.Y.

At HWS, I'm looking forward to playing lacrosse and making new friends.

Emily Binder '24 Emily Binder '24

Kapa'a, Hawaii

At HWS, I'm looking forward to meeting new people, making memories and exploring my interests.

Tanner Tattan '24 Tanner Tattan '24

Beverly, Mass.

At HWS, I'm looking forward to forging strong relationships with my professors, undertaking a research project and studying abroad, hopefully in Europe.

Sian MacKenzie '24 Sian MacKenzie '24

Penfield, N.Y.

I love how close-knit the HWS community is - it’s like one big family!

Caleb Pulver '24 Caleb Pulver '24

Manlius, N.Y.

I'm proud to have been a positive leader to my peers throughout high school, both in the classroom and on the field.

Heather Kerns '24 Heather Kerns '24

Tampa, Fla.

I've traveled abroad to represent the U.S. at sailing events. I've been to Wales, Spain, Germany, Cuba and some other cool places.

John Meskan '24 John Meskan '24

Wayzata, Minn.

When I visited campus, I felt right at home and everyone I met from HWS made a positive impression on me. I also love Upstate N.Y.

Emily Griffin '24 Emily Griffin '24

Canandaigua, N.Y.

My favorite high school accomplishment was being inducted into National Honor Society and winning a sectional title in lacrosse.

Omar Kiwan '24 Omar Kiwan '24

Cairo, Egypt

At HWS, I'm looking forward to increasing my knowledge and continuing to challenge myself and playing as a Statesmen on the Hobart squash team.