WALKS ADVISORY BOARD

Bruce Chudwick, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP
Hai Dang, Financial Advisor, Dynasty Company
Lawrence Davis, Sr. Relationship Manager, Webster Bank
Anthony J. Francoline, President, Avonridge Inc
Joseph Gianni, Senior Vice President, Marketing Development, Bank of America
John Gummere, Retired Chairman of the Board & CEO, Phoenix Home Life
George C. Hastings, Esq., of Counsel, Robinson & Cole
Moyahoena N. Johnson, Esq., McCarter & English
Harold Kraus, Retired CEO, Westledge Corp.
Antoinette Lazarus, CCO, Landmark Partners
Hugh Murray III, Partner, Murtha Cullina LLP
Sally A. O'Connor, Executive Director, The Barnes Foundation, Inc
Lisa Rarus, Managing Principal, Lindberg & Ripple, Inc.
Edward Samorajczyk, Partner, Robinson & Cole
Craig Saunders, AIA, Associate Principal, Tecton Architects, P.C.
Nancy Scirocco, Vice President and Business Development Officer, Webster Bank

Honorary Members

Elizabeth Barnes
David W. Clark, Jr.
Graham Cole Jr.
Samuel Fuller
David H. Holmes
Lee Levison
James B. Lyon
Charles B. Milliken
John Ratté
George M. Trautman
Russel H. Weigel
Donald H. Werner

WALKS Board of Directors

William Philip - Headmaster Westminster School
Ken LaRocque - Headmaster Avon Old Farms
Sheila Culbert - Head of School Loomis Chaffee School
Dennis Bisgaard - Head of Kingswood Oxford School
Charles Cahn - Headmaster Suffield Academy

Other WALKS Programs/ Events

Barnes Service Awards
One student from each of the WALKS schools is honored annually for outstanding volunteer efforts.

The Swan Award
Given annually from 1959 to 2008 on a rotating basis among the five schools, the Swan Award honored one outstanding faculty member for his or her dedication and commitment as they develop character and leadership qualifies in students whether in the classroom, on the playing fields, in co-curricular activities or as an advisor/dorm supervisor.

Constitution Essay Contest
A competitive and scholarly inter-school essay contest held annually to promote research on the Constitution as it relates to today's issues. Students' papers are submitted without names and school affiliations and are read, critiqued and judged by an independent attorney or judge. Recent contest topics have included "Searches, Seizures and Privacy," "Equal Educational Opportunities" and "The Census."