We were proud to recently unveil the 2018 STEM Premier Top 100 students.
Hailing from all across the nation, the students of the Top 100 represent a wide variety of talent, skills, and backgrounds. We wanted to get to know these students better and showcase the personalities behind the STEM Premier platform!
Last week, we shined the spotlight on Sophia Reck from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. This week, Paige Davis from Derby, Kansas takes center stage! One of the top students in the entire state, Paige is a highly engaged member of both Project Lead The Way and HOSA - Future Health Professionals who has committed to attend the University of North Texas. She was recognized by the Wichita Business Journal as one of their "Young Achievers" and was one of only three students from her high school to be named as a National Merit Finalist!
Read more about Paige below in her own words.
Derby High School
For fun, I like to...binge-watch my favorite shows on Netflix or go to the movies.
Something you wouldn't know about me is...that I am a self-proclaimed concert junkie. I have been to three in the last six months alone and I already have five more planned for the rest of the year--my bank account does not thank me.
If I could meet anyone in the world, past or present, I would want to meet...my favorite female scientist, Rosalind Franklin, who significantly contributed to our understanding of DNA, RNA, and viruses.
The best teacher I’ve ever had is...my Project Lead The Way biomedical pathway teacher, Mrs Long.
The last app I downloaded on my phone was...the puzzle game Monument Valley 2.
After high school, my next step is...to go to the University of North Texas to pursue a degree in biology with a concentration in pre-med.
In ten years, I see myself...beginning my first job in the 'real-world.' Though I know my plans may change throughout college, right now the plan is to become a medical researcher.
My greatest dream is...to be able to have a home and work life that makes me happy and the ability to travel on a semi-regular basis.
The thing I like about STEM Premier most is...being able to organize all of my accomplishments in a neat and visually-pleasing format.
We hope for the best for you Paige, and we’re proud to have you be a STEM Premier user and part of the 2018 STEM Premier Top 100!