Washington University in St. Louis
“Determined to live a life that matters, Nina is focused and driven to make a difference in the world.”
Nina Crosby Walton is a senior at Walkersville High School in Frederick Maryland. For the last two years, she spent one half of her school day at Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) Career and Technology Center (CTC) where she studied CAD-Architecture concurrent with preparing for State, Regional, and National high school competitions in architecture.
Nina worked tirelessly throughout her high school years pursuing academic excellence with a 3.96 GPA which includes AP, Honors, and dual community college coursework. She garnered a reputation within the FCPS and county as a ‘one percenter’ – extremely high achiever, most likely to exceed all goals. Nina won the NAACP ACT-SO National Gold Medal in July 2018 for her state of the art Presidential Library concept, design, and presentation. Nina is President of the FCPS CTC AIAS Chapter, National Technical Honor Society, National Arts Honors Society, National Honor Society, CTC Student Rotarian Ambassador, former ACE-Frederick Affiliate Mentee, and CTC STEM mentor to FCPS Elementary and Middle school students. A local television station, local newspapers, a local radio station, FCPS Superintendent – Proud FCPS Series interviewed Nina where she discussed her work as a high school student of Architecture, her national award winning projects and life goals. Nina is one of 100 students from within the nation, selected out of 15,000+ applications, to participate in the prestigious Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Walt Disney World in March 2018. While at Disney Dreamers Academy, Nina received the 1st ever DDA Imagineering Experience Award where she will spend a specially arranged day touring the inner workings of the Disney Imagineering Studios.
Nina will be joining the Washington University Sam Fox School of Architecture this fall as a John B. Ervin Scholar. Ervin Scholars are exemplary role models on and off campus with a focus on community service and social impact. She plans to attain a dual major in Architecture and Material Science and obtain her graduate degree in Architecture at Washington University.
Nina is a dog lover who has cherished a 14 year relationship with her beloved German Shepherd. She participated in high school basketball as a center and high jump on the track team. Determined to live a life that matters, Nina is focused and driven to make a difference in the world. Her favorite quote: “She believed she could, in faith, and so she did.”