Aspiring Teacher, WHS ’11 Grad, Wins Scholarship to Overcome COVID-19 and Stay in College

Madeline Walton (submitted photo)
Madeline Walton college student and aspiring teacher from Rochester in Racine County

Quoting from an article in The Journal Times on March 2, 2021, “Madeline Walton, 28, grew up in Whitewater and earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She later decided that social work was not her calling, and instead she wanted to become an elementary school teacher.

Now living in Rochester, Walton works part-time as a teaching assistant in the Mukwonago school district. Once she decided to pursue her masters degree at Western Governors University, she found a second job working at a children’s summer camp. But when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out last year, the summer camp canceled activities and eliminated her job.

With the new Resiliency Scholarship from Western Governors, Walton is back on track to earn her master’s degree and become a teacher by 2023.” Click here for the full article in The Journal Times on March 2, 2021.

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