October Lions Student of the Month: Emma Walker

Emma Walker

Emma Walker of Naples has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for October.

Each month, area Lions Clubs recognize a Lake Region High School senior who has excelled academically. The recipient is honored at a Lions’ dinner meeting and is presented a monetary award.

Parents: Anne and Eric Walker

Siblings: Sydney and Paul Walker

Activities: Volleyball, drama, jazz and Show Choir, SKA band, ballet, tap, and jazz dance, National Honor Society and Alternative Spring Break.

Community activities: Teaching religious ed and choir member at St. Joseph’s Church, volunteer work with Lakes Environmental Association in Bridgton, Partners for World Health in Portland, and Habitat for Humanity in Freeport.

Hobbies: Theater, reading, singing, dance, writing and volleyball.

Future plans: I intend to go to a four-year college to major in musical theater with a minor in either English or rhetoric, then pursue my passion in performing.

Schools that you have or will apply to: Elon, Ithaca, University of New Hampshire and University of Rhode Island.

What is your favorite class? EW. My favorite class is Creative Writing because it gives me a chance to do one of my favorite things in an environment where I’m surrounded by people who enjoy writing too. Mr. Carlson is also a fantastic teacher.

What is your toughest class? EW. My toughest class is probably Spanish 4 because we move quickly and cover a lot of material, but I really enjoy that class too!

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? EW. I use the free time that I have wisely. If I have 30 minutes before volleyball practice, I spend it getting Spanish homework done. I also do my best to not save my work until late at night.

What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? EW. I would say that a lot of high school students have a hard time staying focused in class.

Who has inspired you educationally? EW. My parents are both teachers over at Gray-New Gloucester High School, and they have always pushed me to work my hardest. With an English teacher for a mom and a math teacher for a dad, I’ve grown up knowing the value of a good education.

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