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Meet Our Tour Guides:
The Cicerones

Our tour guides, also known as Cicerones, will help you get to know us, student to student. They will be with you throughout your application process.

Click on the profiles below to read more about the women who will be leading you on your path to Walker’s and showing you around our beautiful campus.


Rori A. ’22

Simsbury, CT

Rori A. ’22

Day Student

Involvement: Volleyball, Musical, The Grapes, and Jewish Student Union

“Hello! My name is Rori and I am about to start my 3rd year here at Walker’s. I came to Ethel Walker my freshman year, and I can sufficiently say that it was easily the best decision of my life. Being a Cicerone is so important to me because I want to share to perspective students my stories from Walker’s and why I love it so much here. It is like my second home and family, and it can be yours too!”

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Holiday A. ’22

Matunuck, RI

Holiday A. ’22

Boarding Student

Involvement: Co-Spirit Head of the Suns, Volleyball Captain, Personal Fitness, Lacrosse, African Drumming, and Gospel Choir

“I started at Walker’s my freshman year but I have been familiar with the campus for several years because my older sister also attended Walker’s. This is part of the reason being a Cicerone is so important to me. Ethel Walker has been a huge part of my life, has shaped who I am, and continues to shape my future. I want to share my love for Walker’s with anyone and everyone. I aim to show perspective families the unmatched friendships and community that Walker’s holds.”

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Ellie B. ’22

Stafford Springs, CT

Ellie B. ’22

Boarding Student

Involvement: Field Hockey, Personal Fitness, Softball, and Big/Little Program

“Hi my name is Ellie and I am a junior. I joined Walker’s as a sophomore and I absolutely love this school. I think being a Cicerone is important because I want to share my awesome experience as a Walker’s girl to others. I hope that families fall in love with the school as quickly as I did!”

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Erin C. ’21

Avon, CT

Erin C. ’21

Day Student

Involvement: Cross Country, Basketball, Ethel Walker Athletic Council, and The Grapes

“Hi everyone! My name is Erin and I came to Walker’s in 7th grade— best decision I’ve ever made. I am a Cicerone because I love this school and when I tour I am reminded of all it has given me.”

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Elizabeth C. ’22

Shanghai, China

Elizabeth C. ’22

Boarding Student

Involvement: Field Hockey, Squash, Tennis, Math Club, and The Grapes

“Hi, I’m a junior at The Ethel Walker School. I’m from Shanghai, China. I entered Walker’s in ninth Grade. As an international student, I feel really welcomed and loved even though I’m far away from home. I believe Walker’s is the best choice for every girl who is dedicated and loving. Walker’s is an extremely inclusive and diverse community. As a Cicerone, I will make sure that every applicant feels comfortable and welcomed, just as how I felt when I first entered this school three years ago.”

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Jordana D. ’21

Waterford, CT

Jordana D. ’21

Boarding Student

Involvement: Cross Country, Skiing, Lacrosse, Ethel Walker Athletic Council, Big 7, Proctor, and head of Fight Club

“I came to Walker’s sophomore year with mainly athletics in mind. After being here, for what will be three years, I have come to realize the school has so much more to offer. I never saw my self as a club head, proctor, Cicerone, member of EWAC, or even a member of Big 7 while still being a multi-sport varsity athlete. Walker’s allows us to follow all of our interests while teaching us how to manage our busy schedules effectively. Choosing to come to Walker’s three years ago was the best decision I could have made.”

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Ashlyn D. ’22

Granby, CT

Ashlyn D. ’22

Day Student

Involvement: Volleyball, Basketball, Personal Fitness, SHINE, and co-head of Sustainability Club

“Hi prospective students and families! My name is Ashlyn and I came to Walker’s my Junior year. Being a Cicerone is important to me because I get to share the school I love with other people who might be interested in attending Walker’s. When you visit, I aim to show you the parts of this school that make it feel like home to me.”

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Liyan D. ’23

Shanghai, China

Liyan D. ’23

Boarding Student

Involvement: Volleyball, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Orchestra, and Asian Club

I just completed my first year at Walker’s and I’m becoming a sophomore next year. Being a Cicerone is a way to use our own experience to connect with the new families. With the role of a Cicerone, I do not only want to show the families about our courses and co-curricula, I also want to bring families the warmth at Walker’s.”

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Catherine D. ’23

Burbank, CA

Catherine D. ’23

Boarding Student

Involvement: Justice League, Dance, Swimming, Honor Board, Big/Little Program, and Science Club

“When I came to Walker’s as a ninth grade student, I was coming from a different national school system, and a whole continent away. I fell in love with our beautiful campus and impressive facilities very quickly, and the Cicerone guide who showed me and my family around was patient, fun, and knowledgeable – all representative of what I so love about our school. I want to make sure that prospective students have that same experience, whenever they visit, and I’m looking forward to sharing my home away from home with anyone curious about EWS!”

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Jynaiya G. ’21

Brooklyn, NY

Jynaiya G. ’21

Boarding Student

Involvement: Big 7, Head of Black Student Union, Theatre Tech Head, Poetry Club Head, Proctor, Basketball, Softball, and CrossFit

“Hi, my name is Jynaiya. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY, and I came to Walker’s as a freshman. Being a Cicerone is important because it gives prospective families the chance to experience Walker’s from a student’s view. One of my favorite places to show on tours would be New Dorm because it reflects the community aspect of our school.”

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Alice G. ’22

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Alice G. ’22

Boarding Student

Involvement: Ethel Walker Athletic Council and Dorm Proctor

“I am Alice Gu, a rising Junior at EWS, a trained artist, musician, and dancer. This year I also became a proctor and joined EWAC, in order to help more students and provide them with a better living and learning condition. The reason I thought being a Cicerone is important is because this is my pleasure to share all the experiences and happiness that happens at Walker’s. I have to let these students who have come 1,000 miles away know how Walker’s can change the world for women and inspire them to have rigorous college preparation. At Walker’s, I felt more than a community, but a family. I have to let them know that here is the place that can make their hopes become a reality. Here is the place that can allow their intellectual curiosity to sprout! I will aim to show prospective families the art room, where I spend most of my time.”

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Talia G. ’23

West Hartford, CT

Talia G. ’23

Day Student

Involvement: Co-head of Jewish Student Union, Dance, VITA, Big/Little Program, and White Anti-Racist Group member

“I transitioned into the Walker’s community as a seventh grader and was able to quickly jump into all the amazing opportunities the school offered. As a Cicerone, I am able to represent Ethel Walker and show perspective families how this special place has impacted me and helped me grow not only as a student but as a person. My goal is to express how coming to Walker’s was one of my best decisions!”

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Alexia G. ’23

Burlington, CT

Alexia G. ’23

Day Student

Involvement: EWAC, Swimming, Golf, and African Drumming

“I started my first year at Ethel Walker in sixth grade and have always felt it was my second home. I think Cicerones are important because they are some of the first students that the perspective families get to meet. When I meet new families I want to share with them why I love Walker’s so much and how is has given me so many opportunities to grow as a student, an athlete, as well as a friend. I love how supportive and close our community is and I always know someone is going to be there for me.”

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Janet H. ’21

Ann Arbor, MI

Janet H. ’21

Boarding Student

Involvement: Equestrian and VITA

“Hi I’m Janet! I came to Walker’s my junior year as a new girl. I understand how scary it can be to enter a new school and community so I am excited to help incoming girls navigate the process. At Walker’s, I am heavily involved with the equestrian program as a varsity rider!”

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Ana H. ’22

Litchfield, CT

Ana H. ’22

Day Student

Involvement: Swimming, CrossFit, VITA, and Horizons

“My name is Ana I am a junior. I came to Walker’s in the eighth grade. I think being a Cicerone is important because we are the first impression of the school. I aim to show families why I believe Walker’s is a great fit for their daughter.”

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Asha H. ’22

Simsbury, CT

Asha H. ’22

Day Student

Involvement: Swimming, CrossFit, and Personal Fitness

“I am a day student and I have been at Walker’s since eighth grade. I think that being a Cicerone is important because I am able to show the school from a student’s perspective. Something that I try to show the prospective families about the school is how the community is so welcoming and close.”

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Joey H. ’23

Brooklyn, NY

Joey H. ’23

Boarding Student

Involvement: Squash, Cooking Club, Black Student Union, Dance, and Ultimate Frisbee

“My name is Joey and I will be entering the 10th grade this fall. Being a Cicerone was something I’ve wanted to do since September! I think being a Cicerone is so special because when I had a tour of the school, my Cicerones made Walker’s so special. I want to be able to do the same thing. I want people to see that Walker’s is so special and unique. The community here is so opening and welcoming and I want them to see why Walker’s is the place to be!”

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Olivia J. ’22

Bennington, VT

Olivia J. ’22

Boarding Student

Involvement: Head of the following clubs: Justice League, White Anti-Racist Group, Drama Club, and Debate Club. Member of Poetry Club, Orchestra, Rock Band, Science Club, Theatre, Peer Tutor, and Proctor

“I’m a junior here at Walker’s, but I joined as a freshman. In my time here, I’ve come to love our community and all that it represents. I hope to show that love to prospective families by giving them an honest representation of our school, which I believe speaks for itself.”

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Angie J. ’23

Saddle River, NJ

Angie J. ’23

Boarding Student

Involvement: Equestrian and Black Student Union

“Hello! I’m Angie, I am a sophomore and entered Ethel Walker mid freshman year. Being a Cicerone takes big responsibility, and I enjoy being able to answer questions about my school for students and parents. I would love to show you how great a school Walker’s is – including fantastic students and faculty, but also an amazing family. I can guarantee that entering Ethel Walker will be an awesome experience!”

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Lauren K. ’23

Farmington, CT

Lauren K. ’23

Day Student

Involvement: Soccer, Basketball, Cellist in the Orchestra, Jewish Student Union, and the Big/Little Program

“Hi, my name is Lauren, I will be a sophomore in the 2020-2021 school year. I came to Walker’s last year as an incoming freshman. As a Cicerone, I hope to be able to show prospective families Walker’s, and why it is such a special place to the students here.”

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Jenessa L. ’21

Shanghai, China

Jenessa L. ’21

Boarding Student

Involvement: Afternoon art concentration, Co-head of Daemon Magazine, Peer Tutor, and VITA

“I first came to Walker’s freshman year and now I am a rising junior. Being a Cicerone has given me opportunities to not only meet new people but also sharing my own experiences and life at Walker’s.”

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Claudia L. ’21

Weatogue, CT

Claudia L. ’21

Day Student

Involvement: Day Student Representative in the Big 7, Groutfits Club Head, and Basketball

“Hi, I’m Claudia! I started here in the sixth grade. I think being a Cicerone is important because I love to share my knowledge and enthusiasm I have for Walker’s!”

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Chloe L. ’22

Livingston Manor, NY

Chloe L. ’22

Boarding Student

Involvement: Volleyball, Tennis, Equestrian Team, and NAHS

“I came to Walker’s in 2019 as a sophomore. So far in my one year here, I have made countless friends and memories. I became a Cicerone because I want to share my amazing experiences with new families.”

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Melah L. ’23

Brooklyn, NY

Melah L. ’23

Boarding Student

Involvement: Cross Country, Dance, Spring Musical, VITA, Young Democrats, and Black Student Union

“I joined the Walker’s community this past fall and I love being at Ethel Walker! I have never been to a place where the bond between everyone is so strong and that’s one of my favorite things about Walker’s. Being a Cicerone is important to me because I truly want to leave an impact on Ethel Walker and being a Cicerone is one way to do it. Also, from when I toured the school, I quickly admired the student-led tours and knew that I wanted to be a part of that. Something that I think is important to show prospective families is that although Walker’s is an all-girls school, I have come to see that it’s the best environment to learn and evolve as a student and a woman growing up in the world.”

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Juliet L. ’23

Burlington, CT

Juliet L. ’23

Day Student

Involvement: Field Hockey, Lacrosse, and Latinx American Student Organization

“I’m Juliet, and I began my journey at Walker’s as a freshman. I’m excited to be a Cicerone because I know how much my Cicerone impacted my decision to come to Walker’s and I want to do the same for someone else! I can’t wait to show people the sisterhood of Walker’s and how it has became a home for all of us.”

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Eva M. ’21

Bolton, MA

Eva M. ’21

Boarding Student

Involvement: Riding, Ethel Walker Athletic Council, Proctor, Peer Tutor, head of Debate Club, head of Irish History Club, head of Equestrian Club, and Girl Talk Mentor

“I came to Walker’s in my sophomore year, and I was instantly treated with friendly and smiling faces. As a Cicerone, I hope to give prospective families the same amazing first experience; I hope to show prospective families the fun and caring spirit at Walker’s!”

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Lucia-Hope M. ’21

White Bear Lake, MN

Lucia-Hope M. ’21

Boarding Student

Involvement: Riding, Lacrosse, Head of French Club, Young Republicans and Save the Strays, Proctor, Peer Tutor, and Writing Fellow

“I came to Walker’s as a sophomore and I have thoroughly enjoyed introducing prospective families and students to Walker’s as a Cicerone since my junior year. I am passionate about our school and I am proud to be a third-generation Walker’s girl and Dial! Walker’s has given me the chance to grow as a musician, rider, and lacrosse player, and this challenging and nurturing environment has helped me become more engaged and outspoken.”

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Gautami M. ’22

Ellington, CT

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Erin N. ’22

West Hartford, CT

Erin N. ’22

Day Student

Involvement: Tennis, African Drumming, Bell Choir, and VITA

“I came to Walker’s freshman year as a day student. I’m chose to be a Cicerone because I love Walker’s and I want to help other girls find their place. I hope to show prospective families the magic of our community and what it means to be a Walker’s girl.”

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Ku P. ’22

Hartford, CT

Ku P. ’22

Boarding Student

Involvement: Soccer, Squash, Cooking Club, Big/Little Program, Proctor, and SHINE Club

“My name is Ku and I joined the Walker’s community as a freshman. I fell in love with Walker’s immediately after touring because the Cicerone that showed me around campus helped me learn so much about Walker’s and how I could see myself there. This is the reason why I think being a Cicerone is important because it gives you a voice to help others learn more about Walker’s and how much it has to offer. I want to show prospective families about my home away from home and its journey to transforming girls into future leaders and a better version of who they can be.”

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Sophie P. ’22

New Hartford, CT

Sophie P. ’22

Day Student

Involvement: Volleyball, Tennis, VITA, and Squirrel Club

“Hello, my name is Sophie and I am a junior. I love being a Cicerone because I get to show perspective students how great Walker’s is. When I was looking at EWS for my freshman year, the Cicerones and administration were so welcoming to me, so I want to give back to the community and help out in any way I can. I want to show families how kind and accepting everyone at Ethel Walker is. I love going to school here, and my hope of being a cicerone is to positivity influence perspective families to choose EWS.”

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Susannah P. ’22

Weston, MA

Susannah P. ’22

Boarding Student

Involvement: Cross Country, Swimming, Tennis, Honor Board Representative

“My name is Susannah, I’m from Weston, Massachusetts, and coming to Walkers as a freshman was one of the best decisions I’ve made. The community is unlike any school I’ve seen and is filled with continuous support, spirit, and a sense of belonging. I became a cicerone at the end of my freshman year because I want to show prospective families what an amazing place Walker’s is!”

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Nafarrah R. ’21

Bloomfield, CT

Nafarrah R. ’21

Day Student

Sorrel R. ’22

Goshen, CT

Sorrel R. ’22

Boarding Student

Involvement: Field Hockey, Skiing, and Softball

“I came to the Ethel Walker School as a freshman. My sports are field hockey, skiing, and softball. I have always wanted to be a Cicerone. I feel the Cicerone is an important part of choosing the school you want to attend. I want to be able to show my favorite parts of campus, talk about all our traditions, and highlight all we have to offer at Walker’s.”

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Lizzy S. ’21

Granby, CT

Lizzy S. ’21

Day Student

Involvement: Ethel Walker Athletic Council, Big 7, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Habitat for Humanity, Horizons, Spirit Head, and BB Bulletin

“I started at Walker’s in seventh grade and had always awaited my chance to become a Cicerone. My favorite part of tours is describing all of our wonderful traditions. As I stroll with a perspective family from Beaver Brook towards the library, I like to point out Heublein tower and explain Mountain Day, or talk about the best spirt group on campus (obviously the Dials) as I gesture towards the flagpole.”

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Kristen S. ’21

Bronx, NY

Kristen S. ’21

Boarding Student

2020-2021 Cicerone Co-Head

Involvement: Theatre, Dance Workshop, Latinx American Student Organization, Poetry Club, Writing Fellows, and Dorm Proctor

“Hi there! My name is Kristen and I have attended Walker’s since freshman year (I’m a senior this year!). Over the last few years, I have danced with my Workshop members, acted alongside my cast-mates, shared some of my work at poetry slams, and had rom-com movie nights at New Dorm with my closest friends. Whether it be waving posters with my friends’ faces on them during a basketball game, or screaming with purple paint on my face during Dogswood Day, everyday here has been one of fun and cheering on one another. Each time I walk through those Beaver Brook doors, I feel at home all over again; I hope I can help you feel the same way on your own tour.”

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Ava S. ’21

Tuxedo Park, NY

Ava S. ’21

Boarding Student

Involvement: Ethel Walker Athletic Council, Proctor, Captain of Varsity Soccer, Varsity Riding, VITA, Horizons, Head of Change Club, Class VP/Senate, Peer Tutor, and Writing Fellow

“Hi! My name is Ava and I’m a senior here at Walker’s. I’m originally from New York and am now a proctor in the dorms. I’m also captain of the varsity soccer team, a member of our varsity equestrian team, and head of Change Club! I absolutely love being a Cicerone and can’t wait to show you around our amazing campus!”

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Patricia S. ’22

Middletown, NY

Patricia S. ’22

Boarding Student

Involvement: Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Honor Board Representative, Proctor, Wave Cafe Head, Orchestra, and Black Student Union

“Hello! I entered Walker’s in the ninth grade and it has helped me grow into a better person. I believe the importance of being a Cicerone is helping prospective students experience the essence of Walker’s: our everlasting spirit, uplifting community, and boundless ambition. I aim to show families how transformative and beneficial a Walker’s education is.”

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Sofia S. ’22

Bloomfield, CT

Sofia S. ’22

Day Student

Involvement: Spring Musical, Personal Fitness, Horizons, and Dance

“Hi! My name is Sofia and I joined the Walker’s family in sixth grade. I have been a part of this community for the past five years and have embarked on so many adventures through Walker’s. Being a Cicerone is so important because it gives me the opportunity to share my own story and love for Walker’s. When prospective families come to visit, I aim to give a glimpse of everything Walker’s has to offer and show the lasting impact it has had on me.”

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Sarah S. ’23

Southwick, MA

Sarah S. ’23

Day Student

Involvement: Soccer, Basketball, Personal Fitness, Young Republicans, SHINE, and Ethel Walker Athletic Council

“Hi, my name is Sarah, I live in Southwick, Massachusetts, and I am going to be a sophomore this coming year. As a freshman this past year, I participated in soccer and basketball at the varsity level and joined two clubs. Cicerones are of much importance to Walker’s because we show perspective students the ropes of being a Walker’s girl. We aim to show perspective families how Walker’s works on a daily basis, and how students function throughout the school year. We also try to answer all questions you might have about curriculum, sports, or even decision making.”

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Katherine T. ’22

Shanghai, China

Katherine T. ’22

Boarding Student

Involvement: Volleyball, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Head of Orchestra and VOCE, Science Club, and Asian Club

“My name is Katherine and I am a boarder in the Class of 2022. I like playing the piano and the flute and I am currently the Head of the Orchestra. Cicerones are important since they help the new students to understand our school better and show the best parts to them. Though Walker’s is a small community, every student and faculty member is nice and friendly and we have many traditions which bond us together. To me, Walker’s is truly a home away from home!”

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Quinn V. ’23

Andover, CT

Quinn V. ’23

Day Student

Involvement: Equestrian

“I came to Walker’s in seventh grade. I think that being a Cicerone is important and fun because we get to share our favorite aspects of Ethel Walker with prospective students! I want to show prospective families the incredible bond that the community at Walker’s has!”

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Allison W. ’22

Avon, CT

Allison W. ’22

Day Student

Involvement: Soccer, Swimming, Golf, Ethel Walker Athletic Council, Peer Tutoring, Class Officer, and Orchestra

“Coming to Walker’s as a freshman is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love being a Cicerone because it gives me the ability to show families everything I love about our school—from the academics, to the community, and everything in between. Through showing prospective families the endless opportunities we have to offer, I hope to help others make the same decision I did which I am forever grateful for.”

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Eliza W. ’22

Westfield, MA

Eliza W. ’22

Day Student

2020-2021 Cicerone Co-Head

Involvement: Riding, Wings, and VITA

“Since freshman year, I have spent time learning about all the different facets of the school but I especially love my time in the barn. As a Cicerone, when it comes to tours, I enjoy making friends with the families visiting the school, learning about their interests, sharing my experiences, and offering advice and suggestions to ensure their visit is the best possible one.”

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Sarah Y. ’22

Wuhan, China

Sarah Y. ’22

Boarding Student

2020-2021 Cicerone Co-Head

Involvement: Proctor, Asian Club, Doodle Club, Chat-Pal Community Partnership, and Riding

“Hi, I am Sarah. I cannot wait to show you all aspects of my second home, Walker’s. I hope you will love it as much as I do after our tour!”

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Daisy Z. ’21

Beijing, China

Daisy Z. ’21

Boarding Student

Involvement: Squash, Tennis, head of Photography League, head of Asian Club, Bell Choir, and VOCE

“Hi everyone, my name is Daisy, and I am originally from Beijing, China. I entered Walker’s my freshman year as a boarding student. I am able to show you and your family Walker’s from an international student’s and an artist’s perspective!”

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