Allison W. ’22

Allison W. ’22

Avon, CT


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.”

What is your favorite part of your typical day at Walker’s? What do you look forward to every day?

It’s hard to choose one favorite part of my day at Walker’s, but if I had to, it would be the moment I walk into school. Everyday, I look forward to walking through those doors because the second I walk in I am greeted so warmly by everyone I pass. From a big hug from a friend, to a friendly hello from a teacher, by the time I get to my locker I have already had such a happy start to the day.

What advice would you give an incoming Walker’s student?

I would tell an incoming Walker’s student to take advantage of all the opportunities in front of you and try something new—everyone will support you no matter what. Whether it’s trying a completely new sport, running for class president, joining a club, participating in a community partnership, or even going up to someone new and introducing yourself, you won’t regret it. Some of my absolute favorite memories are those from trying something I’d never done before.

How do you feel you have grown since your fist day at Walker’s?

I came to Walker’s as an extremely shy and quiet person who would never even consider leaving her comfort zone. Within a matter of days, I realized that the community at Walker’s would support and encourage me no matter what, and ever since then I have grown so much. From always being a silent follower, I have become a confident leader in many aspects. I have acquired not only the knowledge but the confidence to take rigorous and challenging courses, knowing my teachers will always be there to help me.