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Centennial News

Class of 2012
06/12/12
This past Sunday, The First Lady of the State of Connecticut, Cathy Malloy, delivered the Commencement Address at the 100th graduation of The Ethel Walker School. In front of the School's main building Beaver Brook, forty confident, accomplished girls graduated in the School's Centennial year,...
Centennial
02/07/12
The Centennial State of the School is now available online at www.ethelwalker.org/centennial. The document covers remarks from Head of School Bessie Speers reviewing 2011-2012 events, goals, and successes, as well as  speeches from selected students and Centennial Chapel keynote speaker...
Alumnae reconnect during Centennial Weekend
10/04/11
Close to two years of planning and anticipation among Walker's faculty, staff, students and alumnae resulted in a spectacular Centennial Weekend. Hundreds of alumnae and friends of the School joined faculty and students on campus, along with invited guests including heads of nearby schools and...
10/03/11
One of the highlights of Walker's event-filled Centennial Weekend was the dedication of the Centennial Trail.  This picturesque pathway was created by students enrolled in Outdoor Adventure, an athletic program choice, where students participate in activities such as canoeing, hiking, rock...
10/02/11
Alumna Abra Prentice Wilkin '60 was presented with the newly created Centennial Award during Saturday evening's Sun Dial Centennial Dinner.  This newly created award celebrates Abra's commitment to the School; her love for her alma mater and "her belief that the power of Walker's friendships...
Athletic Director John Monagan and Darrell Carrington
10/01/11
Among the multitude of celebratory events featuring during Centennial Weekend, one of the most meaningful was the announcement of the establishment of The Ethel Walker School's Athletic Hall of Fame. During Friday evening's reception, Athletic Director John Monagan spoke to the enduring strength...
Centennial Reunion Awards
10/01/11
During Friday night's Centennial and Reunion Reception, key Reunion Awards were announced, as well as Reunion Giving Awards and Challenges.President of the Alumnae Board Celeste Niarchos '67 presented Andrea Coggins ’06 with the Long Distance Award; Andrea had traveled to Walker’s for Centennial,...
04/04/11
Ashley Washburn '79, was the presenter at our Centennial Chapel Series event on March 30. She shared with faculty and students her experiences in East Africa, where, in keeping with the philanthropic efforts of so many Walker's women, she is involved in supporting a variety of educational programs...
02/21/11
Food, festivities, friendship - and bidding on some incredible and diverse items to benefit Walker's programs were the focus of the True Colors Centennial Auction held in Abra's this past Saturday. The event, tirelessly organized by the Ethel Walker Parents Association (EWSPA), brought together...
01/28/11
Walker's Centennial Speakers Series continued on January 26 when noted author Nancy Sizer spoke with students and faculty at Chapel. Ms. Sizer has an impressive background in a variety of educational settings: she has been a high school teacher, has authored high school textbooks and other books on...
01/28/11
Another special Centennial Chapel featured Walker’s students from Afghanistan, Sahra Ibrahimi and Sajia Darwish, who presented to the School community on their lives and experiences not only as Afghan women in their homeland, but on their lives in the United States, as well. Learning about...
01/07/11
On Wednesday, January 5, Mally Cox-Chapman '69 spoke to students and faculty on the topic of philanthropy. She is the founder of Benefactory, a Hartford-based consulting firm which advises high net worth families on giving to others. She shared a story from her days at Walker’s that highlighted her...
12/09/10
In another of Walker's Centennial Chapel Series, students and faculty enjoyed a highly charged presentation by NPR and Fox News correspondent Mara Liasson. She has extensive experience covering the political beat in Washington, DC, including presidential election, and served as White House...
11/02/10
As part of the year-long Centennial Chapel Series in celebration of Walker's 100th birthday, the School welcomed  V. Cortland Smith II of Indiana's Culver Military Academy on October 27.  Mr. Smith has a long and distinguished  career as a rider, polo player and teacher.  It was...
10/06/10
Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell was the keynote speaker at today's Founder's Day Chapel, the official start to a year of celebration of Walker's Centennial in October, 2011. Along with Governor Rell's address, students, faculty, parents, alumnae and friends enjoyed remarks from Head of School...
 
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