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Christine Baker is member of the class of 2005 at Boston Latin School. The years she has spent at the intense curriculum have not jaded her, but have made her a spirited character, who loves PiZa Coladas and getting caught in the rain. She treasures her experiences at Boston Latin, since a world of opportunity has led Christine on a voyage of self-discovery. A true Bostonian to the core, Christine resides in Hyde Park with her parents, her brother, and her dog (the real head of the house). Her family is the most important aspect in her life. She enjoys spending time with her family, who live life with an undying passion of childish enthusiasm. A variety of school related activities flood her schedule. Christine has been a dedicated rower on the Boston Latin School Crew for three years. She enjoys the physical and physiological challenges that crew and other team sports present to the participants. But Christine realizes that one must continue challenging oneself by other means. This is why Christine is a flautist for the Senior Concert Band, the Flute Ensemble, and Football Band at Boston Latin School. Music allows her to express herself in a way that words cannot convey. But Christine still values the _expression of words, she is an associate of the editorial board for Boston Latin’s literary magazine The Register. Although Christine has so many commitments, she still finds time to give back to her community. At Boston Latin, she can be found during her study halls volunteering at the Guidance Office. Additionally Christine is a tutor for fellow students in Boston Latin students’ favorite class: Latin. On weekends she can be found at the New England Aquarium volunteering in Visitor Education, where she performs presentations; her favorite is the Top of the Giant Ocean Tank. Her enthusiasm for life has even allowed her to spread her wings throughout the world. She has traveled with the People to People Student Ambassador Program, which was founded by Eisenhower, to Australia and New Zealand. As a student ambassador, she was able to experience a culture and exchange her own ideals with this culture. Christine has also traveled with Facing History to the Czech Republic, Poland, and Germany. The most moving part of Eastern Europe was visiting different concentration camps, that she has previously studied in class. Traveling and physically seeing the sites of atrocities made history very real, and created an intense need to fix the wrongs in the world. Her commitment to the Ward Fellowship is another experience that she hopes will lead her to further self-discovery, and perhaps more understanding of humans. She hopes that her Fellowship will lead her into a future career in public service, where she can make a difference actively in a leadership role.

Chrissy’s sponsor is Dan Conley, the District Attorney of Suffolk County.