Walker looks forward to what’s next – Port Isabel-South Padre Press


Atticus Walker, Point Isabel ISD Class of 2023 Salutatorian, is an independent young lady, with an abundance of talents and a lighthearted soul.

Her family has moved many times during her school tenure, resulting in her attending different districts in several states, including California, Florida, Missouri and Pennsylvania. Therefore, she developed a unique sense of independence.

She has attended PI-ISD for the last seven years. She says it has stood out from the rest due to its culture of kindness, after facing bullying in the past.

“They seem nicer. Either that or they just bully me in Spanish,” laughed Walker.

Walker has a passion for art, as well as culinary art and theater.

She has performed in many plays, including Camille Playhouse’s productions of Jekyll and Hyde and Lucky Stiff, as well as PI-ISD’s one-act, Any Body for Tea.

Walker shared that taking the culinary arts classes offered by the district, which are taught by a professional chef, has been an amazing experience for her, especially being able to receive her manager’s certificate in food handling, paid for by the school. She is even planning on attending the Culinary Institute of America after graduation.

“I keep cooking and everybody loves it,” enthused Walker. “I have 20 people who want me to cook for them when I get back from college.”

Coinciding with her time at the Culinary Institute of America, Walker plans to enter UTSA as well, pursuing an art major.

In the distant future, she plans to relocate to Kentucky, to be with her family there.

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