Paige was an excellent student and a great role model at Davis High School. She was involved in sports, clubs, student government and volunteer work.
From her freshman to senior years, Paige maintained a 4.0 grade point average and was awarded an Academic Block D for academic excellence. She is now a student at the University of California at Davis.
During her years at Davis High, Paige started as a representative in student government her freshman year. Paige went on to become Associated Student Body vice president in her junior year, and she served as ASB president her senior year.
Paige participated in water polo and swimming for three years and basketball for two years in high school.
Paige was a part of Public Safety Academy throughout high school.
"It really helped me learn and understand what part of law enforcement to go into. I now know that I want to study forensic science in college."
She is majoring in chemistry with a focus in forensic science.
Doing volunteer work was memorable. During her freshman year, she volunteered at the Society for Handicapped People and, during a weeklong camp, taught people how to bicycle.
During her senior year, Paige volunteered at Dale Commons from August to April once a week. She worked on activities with senior citizens and walked with them to church every Sunday.
"Listening to stories from the senior citizens and hearing all their experiences makes me want to do more to make my life as good as theirs was."
PARENTS: Jean and Jeff Smith
SIBLINGS: Sisters Jessica, 23; Kelsey, 21; and Sydney, 16
HOBBIES: Scrapbooking, basketball and swimming
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: My older sisters are definitely my biggest influence, because I was able to watch them be involved in clubs and activities during high school, which motivated me to do the same.
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "Law and Order: SVU"
FAVORITE MUSIC: I enjoy listening to all types of genres and varieties of music.
BIGGEST FEAR: The unknown; not knowing what's going to happen next
WHAT I'D TELL THE PRESIDENT: I don't understand why we are having budget cuts in education when education is the base of everything. Everyone needs a good education to be successful in life.
ADVICE FOR KIDS: Take advantage of any opportunity you have to stand out from the crowd, and get involved in activities that are available to you.
ADVICE FOR ADULTS: Encourage and support your kids to do more, and be a part of their life. It really helps when they have someone there to cheer them on.
WHERE I'LL BE IN 10 YEARS: I hope to be a college graduate with my master's and working for some type of private or government lab in forensics.