Lajes High School
Name: Paige Adams
What do you plan on doing after graduation?
I plan to enter the workforce as a Legal Intern and attend Pen State World Campus Online studying International Relations
What are some of your favorite school memories that you will take with you as you move on to the next chapter of your life?
Some of my favorite school memories that I will take with me would have to include my Senior Prom, all my years of Cross Country, and my relationship between teachers, coaches, and classmates I have made along the way. DoDDS school system has a phenomenal way of making everyone feel like family whether its in class, at an after school activity, or in a sport. As I leave for college my main priority is to stay in contact with not just my immediate family, but my DoDDS family as well.
What will you miss most as you look back on your DoDDS-Europe overseas school experience?
When I look forward to the future, one thing I am sure I will miss is the DoDDs school system and the overseas experience. DoDDs schools exemplify cultural diversity in a way that wouldn’t be present in other schools. Through this experience I was able to understand opposing views in the political system. Another advantage of living overseas was my experience to travel. Over the seven years I have been in DoDDs I have had the privilege of visiting over eleven difference countries including Africa, Greece, Italy, France, and Germany. Through these travels, I was able to immerse myself in the different cultures and experience their political systems. I have found that this will be beneficial to me in the future when I enter the democratic system of America.
What advice would you give to the current underclassmen?
One thing I would tell the current underclassmen is to reach outside your comfort zone. I would tell the story of my Freshman year when I joined Cross Country and Mr. Hood, my coach, pushed me to do something different or try harder everyday. Stepping outside my comfort zone through Cross Country made its was into my life. Before I knew it I was doing things day to day that I would have never imagined before. This was definitely something I believe made me the person I am today.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
10 years from now I see myself working in Washington as a Civil Rights Lawyer getting ready to start my political career. I see myself working hard to share my stories and overseas experiences with others to make the political system of America a more well rounded and equal playing field for everyone. I plan to promote the true meaning of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.