There is no doubt that Nick Walro makes a lot of people smile. Not just because he is witty, which he is, but because he is kind, compassionate, trustworthy, and a pleasure to be around. He’s the kind of kid that parents hope their kids would be like. And while Nick seems soft spoken at times, his strength of character speaks volumes.
Nick has a very busy life. As a sophomore at Walnut Hills High School, his workload is challenging enough, but Nick takes on his fair share of extracurriculars, including the likes of ultimate frisbee, chess club, bowling, Chinese Club and ping pong. To top it off, he is in full pursuit of his Eagle Scout rank with the Boy Scouts of America. No idle hands for Nick!
Nick really opens up when he talks about the Boy Scouts. As you might imagine scouting is a mixture of fun and learning combined with a healthy dose of physical endurance. Nick notes that some of their campouts have been very challenging, “especially the one when our troop was caught in a tropical storm.” But along with the risks come the rewards, and there is no doubt that scouting builds character and creates a promising group of future leaders at a point in time when we sorely need them. And for that we thank you!
Just for fun
Q: What type of career do you want?
A: I will study business in college and go into sales or financial management. I am good at communicating and good with numbers. So far, I really like the University of Tennessee.
Q: How would someone who knows you well describe you?
A: Loyal, witty, reverent, thrifty to time and money.
Q: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
A: My parents did not have the time or patience to home school me.)
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Cincinnati?
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in your community?
A: My neighbor Michal Cosse is teaching me how to detail a car. Michael is president of a detailing company in Amelia.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be, and why?
A: Tenochtitlan (pronounced Teh-‘NOTCH’-tit-Lahn). Mexico. It was once the capital of the Aztec Empire.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: My favorites are the Marvel movies, ok – Ant Man
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: The scout motto, “do a good turn daily.” It makes you feel better.
Q: What is your favorite band?
A: Twenty-One Pilots
Q: What makes you the most nostalgic about Cincinnati?
A: Skyline Chili. Last year, I went to summer camp in southern Tennessee, when I got home my dad took me to Skyline as a welcome home.
Q: Choosing anyone alive or not: with whom would you love to have lunch?
A: Nelson Mandela
Q: What is your favorite thing about your community?
A: People are active and friendly.
Q: What 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: Live, laugh, love
Nick will be the 100th Eagle Scout turned out by Troop 850 at St. Ignatius Church!