Ku P. ’22

Ku P. ’22

Hartford, CT


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.”

What is your favorite part about being a boarding student?

My favorite part about being a boarder would be the free time that I have and the dorm activities. Being a boarder, you definitely have a lot of free time but this can also be a way to help you improve your time management skills and learn to prioritize. The activities for the dorm is always fun and it is always a great way to help you destress and refresh for the upcoming week.

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

My advice would be to just be yourself. This is a community where everyone is accepted and being different is unique and embraced. You can love whatever sport or subject you want and you are allowed to love more than one thing. At Walker’s, there isn’t “too sporty” or “too geeky.” There is only yourself and doing what you love.

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

I still remember my first day at Walker’s vividly. I was a shy and timid girl who was afraid that she wasn’t going to make any friends and was afraid of lunch time. It was hard for me to come out of my shell and talk to new people but now I feel like I have completely transformed into a better version of myself. I stepped out of my shell and found friends that understood me and also different opportunities that would help people get to know me. I have good grades in class and no longer feel scared to ask questions or feel too nervous before a game. I have grown mentally and this has made a huge impact on my character and who I am as a person because now I am a strong and independent woman who is not afraid to be herself and try out new things.