Ashton Dunkley is currently enrolled at Temple University where she is majoring in Anthropology and Italian. She runs for Temple's Cross Country and Track team, specializing in middle distance races like the 1500m. She is also a member of the Temple University Honor's College and finished her Freshman year with a 3.89 GPA. In her free time, she works with L'Società Italiana where she is the Liaison between student organizations at Temple.
Before Temple University, Ashton graduated from Middletown High School, where she also ran Cross Country and Track. She has been All Conference, All County, All State and MVP for her entire high school career. In track, her favorite sport, she has a personal best of 5:02 in the 1600m and 11:31 in the 3200m. Ashton was also a member of the National Honor Society, and is proud of the four (4) she earned on her AP History exam her junior year and the five (5) she earned in AP Psychology her senior year. She took every Italian class her school had to offer within two years and her academic passion has driven her to pursue a career in museum curation and perhaps academia.
"It is difficult to imagine myself where I am today without St. Anne's. It has been an integral part of my life. St. Anne's taught me the importance of confidence, a trait that I take advantage of today in the classroom and on the track. I was taught to never back down to any challenge that may come my way, especially when it comes to the inevitable academic dilemma. I never once doubted myself at St. Anne's because I always had confidence that I could go to anyone there for help. I never doubted myself in high school because I still had confidence that I could go there for help. As a matter of fact, there were a few times in high school where math or science went right over my head. Without hesitation, I stopped by St. Anne's, walked through those bright red doors, and my old teachers jumped at the chance to lend a helping hand. Once you have become a part of the St. Anne's family, I don't think there is a single thing they wouldn't do to help you, even after you have graduated. That is not something you see everywhere and it is not something that I have stopped cherishing for a second. I owe them a lot.'"