Rebecca Walters, or Becca to her friends, is a people person.
She is a sincere listener who seems absorbed in what a person is saying. This is one reason Walters said she has an interest in journalism, but she admitted she is unsure of what she wants to be when she grows up.
The 16-year-old said she has considered being an archaeologist or fashion designer but feels most like herself when she can express her ideas in journalism or English classes. The junior is editor of the newspaper at Bartlesville High School in northeastern Oklahoma.
Walters has lived in four cities, including Cincinnati and St. Louis, but likes Bartlesville the most. She considers it her home.
Walters is a lifeguard at the YMCA, where she started as a swim instructor. She plans to attend college but hasn’t chosen one.
She respects her mother and her father, who lives in Houston for his job.