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Newsmaker: Brett Walter

Newsmaker photo of Brett Walter, 21, of Franklin Park – and a senior at Bucknell University.

Noteworthy: Walter received Bucknell University’s Stephen A. Barowsky Prize, which recognizes exceptional leadership qualities in an upperclassman at the school in Lewisburg, Union County.

Age: 21

Residence: Franklin Park

Family: Parents, Bruce and Alisa Walter; brother, Kyle Walter

Background: Walter is a Presidential Fellow, Reunion Ambassador and a tour guide at Bucknell, where he also is a member of Chi Phi fraternity. He belongs to New Student Orientation, Students Helping Animals, the Symphonic Band and the National Residence Hall Honorary. The student body also selected him as a Homecoming Host, someone honored for his or her commitment to service, academics, leadership, extracurricular involvement and university loyalty.

Education: Walter is a senior majoring in Animal Behavior and minoring in Studio Art. He is a graduate of North Allegheny Senior High School.

Quote: “I’ve had amazing support from my friends and the staff members I’ve worked with, but having a tangible reward for a job well-done is pretty incredible. I love my school, which is why I’ve put so much effort into making it even better. And feeling the love right back is amazing.”

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