Being Given Access to this Great School is an Incredible Opportunity, and I am Making the Most of it

Turquoise Baker ’16 loves Physics. “I cannot help but be amazed by the little scientific miracles we take for granted each day,” she says.

Turquoise, a senior and a prefect, also has a passion for English and History. She is USM’s first Joe Lubar Scholar, the recipient of a four-year tuition scholarship awarded through the generosity of the Lubar family, established in memory of their late son, Joe ’08. “Being given access to this great school is an incredible opportunity, and I am making the most of it,” she says.

In addition to her academic studies, Turquoise is captain of the track and field team, and an Upper School Student Council representative. She also volunteers with USM’s Next Generation Tutoring Club, working with low-income students from Milwaukee-area schools.

What is Turquoise’s dream job? It is working for the Human Rights Council at the United Nations. She attributes this goal to her involvement in USM’s Global Scholars program and her interest in international social justice issues.

Turquoise says, “education should never be put on the back burner,” and we agree.


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