- Pacific Palisades US-CA
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Stanford: Currently, Walker is a freshman scholarship player on the Stanford University men’s team. Throughout his junior career, Walker was one of America’s most accomplished tennis players, reaching a national Top-10 ranking at some point in every age group – 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s. He was the Southern California Boys 16-year-old Champion in 2006 as a 15-year-old, and reached a #1 Sectional ranking that year. Walker earned two Gold, two Silver and one Bronze medal in U.S. Tennis Association National Championship doubles play in several age groups, and achieved a #1 doubles ranking in the USA.
Honors Student & Tennis Champion: Unlike many top-ranked juniors who attend academies or are home schooled, Walker carried a heavy academic load of honors and AP classes at Brentwood School, graduating with honors and a weighted GPA of 4.35. Earned Sportsmanship Award at National Hard Court Championships. AsTeam Captain, lead Brentwood School varsity team to three CA state championships.
Music: Studied piano for 6+ years (private lessons); passionate interest in music -- working on developing own DJ business for summer.
Internet & Social Media Savvy: Poised and proactive -- ready to make immediate contributions via computer, internet, social media, viral marketing and related skills. Proficient with MS Word; various online platforms; some PowerPoint and Exel.
Awards: Winner, 2010 Houseman Award. The Evelyn Houseman Award is the Southern California Tennis Association's highest award. It is bestowed annually on one male and one female junior player who has demonstrated the highest achievement and sportsmanship in tennis, setting an example for all players natiionwide.
Helped in organizing outdated files, helped organize community events to get trees planted, went door to door to get people to plant trees in their yards.
Worked as cafeteria assistant at Brentwood School, including organizing, serving food and cleanup.
Graduated June 2009 with honors and a 4.4 GPA. Captain of tennis team for two years; lead team to four-consecutive California state finals, including three Championships in three separate divisions, and one runner up. Teacher comments from 2009 are included below:
SENIOR SEMINAR IN ETHICS (taught by Sr. class Dean)
"To finally teach Walker is a dean's dream. He is everything I expected and much more. Walker has truly been living in the moment of his senior year, relishing each class and radiating positivity. He is a tremendous student, and I feel fortunate that he was on my roster in August. Great job"
"Walker has kept up with the reading all quarter and maintained an A average. He's the spark plug to class discussion and always supportive of his classmates. I have been so impressed by his talent for memoir writing. He has mastered the genre in only two months. Walker's unflagging efforts and constant striving for excellence speak volumes about his character. I'm so glad to have him in class. He's a special young man."
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
"Walker is off to a wonderful start. His reputation preceded him (I share an office with Ms. Miller). He has managed to live up to all of the "hype." He is a fine student and also just a really nice guy. He is attentive to a fault, very interested and always prepared for everything we do. Notably, Walker brings to class each day a level of enthusiasm and positive energy that is refreshing and contagious."
AP MICRO ECONOMICS
"For someone who has been away from class for days at a time, Walker is doing one fine job of keeping up with the flow of his AP Microeconomics class. He clearly has a good feel for the precise language and logic of micro theory and he is, even through absences, conscientious about his work. Walker's a really nice guy and he's a positive force in the classroom."