George WIll
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George Will - Class of 1958
Known these days as a political commentator, but during his years at Uni High George Will seemed to dabble in a multitude of activites and opportunities throughout the school.  Leadership seemed to fit Will at a young age, as he held Student Council offices of Class Student Council Treasurer and eventually Senior class president.  While he is known for his passion for baseball, Uni did not have a baseball team so he laced up his sneakers and played four years of basketball and his final two years as a Cross Country runner.

After graduation at Uni, Will went to Trinity College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion.  Will had many more stops during his educational journey, culminating in receiving his Ph. D. in 1968 in political science at Princeton University.

Initially holding left wing political views, Will shifted toward conservatism during his time studying at Oxford in the mid-1960s.  Will soon became known for his Washington Post syndicated biweekly column which is still circulated today across the country.  Will won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977.  In the 1980s, Will began to appear on television as an analyst for ABC News.  He would later go on to hold similar roles on the Fox and NBC networks.


Senior Quote

"Good nuff"

Club Membership

  • Student Council
  • Finance Committee
  • Tri-High Committee
  • Citizenship Committee
  • U-Club (President his senior year)
  • Mixed Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Brooklyn Baseball Cantata
  • Commencement Committee
  • Spring Fling Attendant

Notable Accomplishments

  • Pulitzer Prize for Commentary 1977, "Distinguished Commentary on a Variety of Topics"
  • December 3, 2020, Will received the National Society for Newspaper Columnists 2020 Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award