FEATURED STUDENT: Paige Bowman
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Paige Bowman leaves a lasting impression on everyone she meets.
The Parkside Intermediate School sixth-grader in Westlake is described as an absolute pleasure to be around and someone who takes the Parkside Peacemaker mantra to heart.
At Parkside, students are recognized and rewarded in a variety of ways for displaying appropriate behavior, achievement and organizational behaviors. Panther Paw tickets are handed out school-wide to recognize appropriate behavior. Each quarter, students who display behavior that exemplify the Parkside virtues paint that panther paw onto a column in the cafeteria. During third quarter each classroom selects one of its members to be named a Parkside Peacemaker to exemplifying the virtue of tolerance and the value of diversity.
As a fifth-grader, Paige was a student council representative whose enthusiasm for the school was contagious. She assisted with multiple tasks around the classroom and quietly helped other students in need without being asked. She plays the trumpet in the school band and sings in the choir.
Paige has a keen interest in animals and did a lot of research two years ago when the family added Sloane, a Labrador retriever puppy, to the family. She has taken on the responsibility of walking Sloane and Sally, the family’s other dog.
Over the summer she played softball, soccer and basketball. She also swam, took piano lessons and participated in theater classes at Huntington Playhouse after an appearance as a munchkin in the WHS production of "The Wizard of Oz" gave her the acting bug. She also enjoys cooking and has attempted several recipes that generally involve a lot of chocolate and sprinkles.
Paige has a brother, Casey, a third-grader at Dover Elementary School, and parents Marti and Daniel Bowman. Her favorite subjects in school are math and science, and she plans to study at the University of Notre Dame or Miami University to become either a veterinarian or an orthopaedic surgeon when she grows up.