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Marlo M. 25

Soccer, Lacrosse

Marlo M. 25

Avon, CT

What other clubs or organizations are you a part of?

African Drumming, Mental Health Club, Nor’easter Lacrosse

Why do you think it’s important for young women to hold leadership roles?

I think it’s important for young women to hold leadership roles because in many cases it can be difficult to gain those positions as a woman in the real world and workplace. To be offered that chance as a young person gives you the experience of responsibility and accountability. It prepares one to have the confidence to hold other leadership positions in the future.

What do you hope other students at Walker’s take away from your leadership on EWAC?

I hope that I, along with the rest of the Council, can find any way to make the athletic season at least a little bit more enjoyable for every student. I hope that people will feel excited that they get to perform in a sport with a team, rather than obligated to for a credit. I also hope that EWAC can work to eliminate negative mindsets that sometimes can be adopted by the teams at Walker’s.

What is one fun fact about you that may surprise people?

I have been swimming with a group of sharks before!

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Juliet L. '23

Squash, Lacrosse

Juliet L. '23

Avery B. '23

Avery B. '23

Field Hockey, Skiing, Golf

Avery B. '23

West Hartford, CT

What other clubs or organizations are you a part of?

Big 7, Cicerones, Daemon, Writing Fellows, Off-Campus Ice Hockey Team

Why do you think it’s important for young women to hold leadership roles?

It is important for young women to hold leadership roles because they must be able to understand that they are just as capable as any other person for the responsibility. In experiencing leadership during their youth, they will feel more confident to take on such roles in the rest of their life after Walker’s.

What do you hope other students at Walker’s take away from your leadership on EWAC?

An athlete does not just have to be an athlete. A person can be multi-faceted and multi-talented. They can be leaders, scholars, artists, and athletes all at the same time—just one of these elements does not have to become your identity.

What is one fun fact about you that may surprise people?

I used to be on a competitive rock climbing team!

Catherine C. '24

Catherine C. '24

Field Hockey, Squash, Tennis

Catherine C. '24

New Britain, CT

What other clubs or organizations are you a part of?

African Drumming

Why do you think it’s important for young women to hold leadership roles?

It teaches them to use their voices and stand up for what they believe in.

What do you hope other students at Walker’s take away from your leadership on EWAC?

In sports, I try my best to work with my teammates and I hope they’ll think more about working with their team even when there are people that might be challenging for them.

What is one fun fact about you that may surprise people?

I have five guitars!

Anngelina M. '25

Anngelina M. '25

Riding

Anngelina M. '25

Avon, CT

What other clubs or organizations are you a part of?

Cicerones, Big/Little Program

Why do you think it’s important for young women to hold leadership roles?

I think it’s important for young women to hold leadership roles because it gives us opportunity to make decisions that impact others positively, contribute significantly to the world around us, and prepares us to face challenges in the future.

What do you hope other students at Walker’s take away from your leadership on EWAC?

What I hope other students at Walter’s take away from my leadership on EWAC is an acceptance and appreciation that learning through failure and understanding the mistakes you make are an integral part of finding the path to success. Growth through failure and understanding and learning to overcome is important. Fully appreciating the joy and thrill of success is also knowing the feeling of failure.

What is one fun fact about you that may surprise people?

I used to live in California!

Annalisse S. '23

Volleyball, Softball

Annalisse S. '23

Amherst, MA

What other clubs or organizations are you a part of?

Proctor in Cluett, Head of Book Club, LASO, CT Diamond Club (Softball).

Why do you think it’s important for young women to hold leadership roles?

It is important for young women to hold leadership roles because throughout history, women have been silenced for speaking up for themselves or communities. It is important to change the narrative so women can be heard just as equally as men.

What do you hope other students at Walker’s take away from your leadership on EWAC?

I hope students take away that their voice matters, not only to other students but to the community as a whole. You do not have to settle when something is not just.

What is one fun fact about you that may surprise people?

I am allergic to cockroaches!

Abby A. '24

Dance

Abby A. '24

Berlin, CT

Why do you think it’s important for young women to hold leadership roles?

It is important for young women to be leaders because it shows a sense of responsibility and inspires other young girls to do the same. Each person is an individual that contributes to the Walker’s community through friendships, supporting one another, and learning about the differences and cultures of our community.

What do you hope other students at Walker’s take away from your leadership on EWAC?

I hope students understand the importance of trying your best in both sports and academics. I think it is important for students to understand that you are not always going to be perfect, you will make mistakes, or sometimes you may not be the best athlete on your team but, it is equally as important to try and improve your abilities and to not give up. I want to be the role model who shows this through my leadership on EWAC.

What is one fun fact about you that may surprise people?

I have danced on Broadway!

Lauren K.

Lauren K. '23

Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse

Lauren K. '23

Farmington, CT

What other clubs or organizations are you a part of?

Peer Tutors, Cicerones, French Club, Mental Health Club, Jewish Student Union, Orchestra

Why do you think it’s important for young women to hold leadership roles?

In many higher positions in career fields, women are the minority and are underrepresented. Therefore it is important for young girls to gain experience as leaders so they are confident in themselves when they enter their respective career fields.

What do you hope other students at Walker’s take away from your leadership on EWAC?

I intend to help connect students’ values and ideas with the Athletic Department staff to create a more inclusive and fun athletics program.

What is one fun fact about you that may surprise people?

I love to cook and grill!

Natalie S.

Natalie S. '23

Field Hockey, Swimming, Golf

Natalie S. '23

Why do you think it’s important for young women to hold leadership roles?

It is important for young women to hold leadership roles because it allows for a wider range of thoughts and ideas. Young girls can see women in powerful roles in society and be inspired to one day do the same.

What do you hope other students at Walker’s take away from your leadership on EWAC?

I hope other students see my work ethic and commitment to athletics and how I used these qualities to better the athletic department. I hope they learn that if you work hard and you are committed you can accomplish anything you want to, whether it’s sports or not. Outside of sports, I want other students to remember me as a good person and a role model. I hope other students see me as someone they can look up to, so they want to be that person for other students in the future.

Kyla B.

Kyla B. '23

Soccer, Skiing

Kyla B. '23

New Hartford, CT

What other clubs or organizations are you a part of?

Cicerone, Founder and Head of Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy Club, Head of CWEALF

Why do you think it’s important for young women to hold leadership roles?

Leadership roles for young women are important as these roles help develop necessary skills for the future. Having a leadership role at a young age allows you to build confidence and responsibility. Oftentimes young women do not get the opportunity to be in leadership roles because of how male-dominated the roles tend to be, especially in sports. At an all-girls school, we all have the opportunity to lead whether it’s in sports, politics, clubs, etc.

What do you hope other students at Walker’s take away from your leadership on EWAC?

I hope that students at Walker’s will see the importance of balancing hard work and fun through my leadership. Many of us forget that sports are supposed to be a fun experience as well as a competitive one. Learning to balance hard work and fun has not only improved my relationship with sports but my leadership skills as a whole.

What is one fun fact about you that may surprise people?

I fly for free because of my mom’s job!

Beatrice B.

Beatrice B. '23

Riding

Beatrice B. '23

New York, NJ

What other clubs or organizations are you a part of?

Equestrian Team Captain, Head of Community Partnerships, Cicerones

Why do you think it’s important for young women to hold leadership roles?

As more opportunities for young women begin to arise in both the academic and athletic fields, holding leadership roles is critical to establishing equitable systems that support other women and create an equal environment.

What do you hope other students at Walker’s take away from your leadership on EWAC?

I hope other students learn to support, value, and uplift one another. The Athletic Council brings together all types of sports, from soccer to riding to dance and swimming. We all love our sports and work hard to improve ourselves, so being able to come together as a team across all these sports is so special and shows us that we are bigger than just our sports teams. Together we all form EWAC, not just one sport.

What is one fun fact about you that may surprise people?

I know how to knit!

Alexia G

Alexia G. ’23

Field Hockey, Swimming, Golf

Alexia G. ’23

Burlington, CT

What other clubs or organizations are you a part of?

Cicerones, Head of Habitat for Humanity Club

Why do you think it’s important for young women to hold leadership roles?

It’s important for women to have leadership roles to empower ourselves and others around us and to make change where we see necessary and to push the bounds of the status quo. Rarely we see women hold high positions in the real world compared to their male counterparts, and if we learn now how to be strong independent female leaders, we can be the generation that changes the gender dynamic that we commonly see.

What do you hope other students at Walker’s take away from your leadership on EWAC?

I want to be a person that others feel comfortable coming to when they see an issue or have ideas to contribute to the Athletics Department/experience.

What is one fun fact about you that may surprise people?

I love going to car shows and races!

Sarah S.

Sarah S. ’23

Soccer, Basketball

Sarah S. ’23

What is something you hope other students take away from your leadership on EWAC?

I hope people will come away with a sense that I worked with other women on EWAC to better the athletic department and left it better than how I found it. I also hope that they realize that EWAC is a team just like any other and my teammates and I used our time to help the athletes through our own experiences.

What is one fact about you that may surprise others?

I have been told that I am a horrible singer, although I tend to disagree.