This school year we will be recognizing one Affton student each month for the things that make them Affton Strong, both in and out of school. Our Affton Strong Student of the Month for May is:
Paige Smith – Affton High School
Paige is a Senior at Affton High School and is proud to be Affton Strong! “Paige serves as Student Council president, and I can always count on her to have their activities organized and run smoothly,” said Marilyn Allen, A+ Coordinator and Student Council sponsor. “She is enthusiastic, a natural leader, and an excellent student. She’s the type of student that you would want your own daughter to be.”
Parents: Steve and Eileen Smith
Sibling: Aubrey (AHS Class of 2013), now attending Bradley University
What extracurricular activities have you participated in? Student Council, National Honor Society, Mathletes, and I am a manager for Track and Football.
What honors have you received? I got to attend Girls State last year, and I received the Excellence in Science award from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. I’m also going to be the salutatorian for our class.
Do you have plans for college? Yes, I’m going to attend the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).
What do you plan to major in? Although I haven’t declared a major yet, I think I’ll go into Nursing. I want to be hands on and help people, I’m really interested in abnormalities and how to fix them.
What teacher has made the biggest impact in your life and how? Mr. Muyco (Social Studies teacher at Affton High School), because he is so dedicated to his students, which is a quality I really admire. I appreciate how much he cares and how much he does for us.
What has been your proudest moment? I have two — when I received my first college admission letter, and when I recently got notice that I will be the Salutatorian for our class this year.
What do you want people to know about Affton Schools? I was talking with a coworker the other day about her school and how she didn’t know everyone in her class. It struck me just how close knit we are at Affton — for better or for worse, everyone knows everyone and we all have each others’ backs.
2013-14 Affton Strong Students of the Month:
Adis Terzic – Affton High School
Sarah Beth Head – Mesnier Primary
Rachael Odhiambo – Rogers Middle
Jonathan Perez – Gotsch Intermediate
Gavyn Stanley – Affton Early Childhood
Jasmine Sandoval-Garcia – Mesnier Primary
Maureen Dolan – Gotsch Intermediate
Maddie McCray – Rogers Middle
Harlee Andrews – Affton Early Childhood