Walker High School holds Open House


Walker residents Richard and Joni May visit the Nike Apparel Store located on the Walker High School campus during the school’s Open House on Aug. 4. Both graduated Walker High School in 1972, and they said they wanted to see new campus facilities and learn about the many programs available to students.

WALKER, La. – Nearly 300 members of the Walker community, including parents, students and local leaders, visited the newly renovated Walker High School campus on Sunday August 4th to see its new facilities, which include a new two-story administration classroom building, a new large capacity gymnasium and cafeteria, and renovated classroom buildings and common grounds.

“All that you see here is to promote greater learning among our students,” Superintendent Joe Murphy said. “We are so proud of the investment that has been made by this community, as well as throughout our parish, to integrate learning throughout every space on our campuses.”

Walker Mayor Jimmy Watson, who formerly served as the school board member for the Walker community, spoke during the Walker High School Open House on Aug. 4. Also pictured, from left to right, are Superintendent Joe Murphy, former Superintendent John Watson, Revival Temple Associate Pastor Daryl Courtney, Walker Principal Jason St. Pierre, and Walker School Board Member Bo Graham.

Walker Principal Jason St. Pierre shared information about the campus upgrades, and he introduced several leaders who were instrumental in seeing the improvements completed, including Murphy, former superintendents John Watson and Rick Wentzel, School Board Member Bo Graham, and Walker Mayor Jimmy Watson, who served on the school board when it presented voters in the Walker School Taxing District with the school tax proposition to fund the improvements.

Campus visitors toured the facilities, including those businesses located on site: Nike Apparel Store, Neighbors Federal Credit Union, Walk-On’s Conference Center, Papa John’s Pizza, and the Walker High Green & White Cookie Store. Walker High students work at and help manage the businesses, making services and products available to students, faculty and off-campus customers.

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