The Lamplighters - campus guides and hosts - represent the confidence, self-awareness, school spirit and leadership present in all Baldwin girls.
Students in grades 6-12 serve as hosts and guides for new students, prospective students and prospective parents through campus tours, introductions to classmates and faculty, one-on-one conversations and written correspondence. Our Lamplighters offer a genuine behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be a Baldwin girl.
"I was a sophomore talking to the kindergarteners about Ring Day, one of my favorite traditions, when I realized how quickly the Baldwin experience flies by. I had been sitting in the same kindergarten classroom a little over a decade prior, yet it felt like it was yesterday. Two years later, I cannot believe I am a senior, entering my thirteenth and final year at Baldwin. I have seen a lot of change, but my love for Baldwin only continues to grow. It is this dynamism that demonstrates how Baldwin strives to be the very best. As a senior, I am anticipating a year of lasts. However, I know that Baldwin has provided me with every tool and opportunity to prepare me for this upcoming year, a year of firsts. "
Alexa Bartels, Class of 2017
"Coming to Baldwin in 9th grade, I was nervous about two things: the transition to high school and the friendships I would make. I knew moving from middle school to high school would be a challenge because there’s more work and responsibilities involved. However, the teachers at Baldwin are able to help you with anything. Ranging from academic questions to personal situations, the teachers at Baldwin maintain the best interest of the students, and this made my transition into Baldwin an effortless one. Not only are the teachers helpful, but so are the wonderful thinking girls that roam the Baldwin halls. From the first day of school, I was welcomed as if I had attended Baldwin since pre-school. It felt like I had been friends with them since I was a little girl, and now, as a senior, I can truly say I have sisters for life."
Ashley Chapman, Class of 2017
"I came to Baldwin in kindergarten. What has stood out to me the most are community, academics and expression. Your classmates and teachers have your back through challenges and opportunities. You learn how to be a strong, hard-working and smart woman. This is a place where you can express yourself and learn from others. Baldwin is like my second family."
Stephanie Hulme, Class of 2021
"One of the many things I love about Baldwin is that every day I wake up and can be sure that I will learn something new. Whether it is hearing a personal experience of another student, or learning something in class, I always like going home feeling like the day meant something. I was new to Baldwin in fifth grade, and right when I walked in the door, I immediately felt at home, even though I came from a much smaller school. When I meet potential Baldwin families, I make sure they know that their daughter will be welcomed into the Baldwin community the second she starts her first day."
Georgia Paynter, Class of 2021