PTHS Grad Pursuing Dream of Being a Writer

Focus on Youth By Phill Potter

Name: Paige Young                        

Age: 18

School: Osgoode Township High

Grade: Graduated this past June

Parents: Bruce Young and Deirdre Bryce

Brothers: Patrick (19), Algonquin College; Jason (15), OTHS

Sister: Jessie (15), OTHS

Pets: 2 dogs, Gemma and Ani

Part-time Work: Dairy Queen

Favourite Subjects: History and English

What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? 

“I read books mostly, but recently I’ve been reading stories online as well. My favourites are fantasy and sci-fi stories.”

Who is your favourite author?

“Leigh Bardugo, author of Six of Crows and Shadow and Bone.”

What is your greatest accomplishment?

“Managing to graduate high school in the midst of a global pandemic.”

Other Activities/Interests:

“I’m currently part of a theatre group, working on projects to bring attention to climate change, the pandemic, and the effects these things have on youth/the younger generation. Other interests include writing, puzzles, YouTube, and doodling all over my notes.”

Career Goals:

“I’m going to Algonquin College for their Professional Writing Course. I want to become an author one day, but for now I’m hoping that this course will open up my options for other jobs that involve writing.”

Comment: “OTHS is a pretty cool school. The staff are all very inclusive and helpful. There have been a few bumps in the road, but ultimately I’m glad to have gone there for the past 4 years. It’s been very difficult to find the motivation to work in school during the pandemic, and none of the systems worked for me very well. However, I have high hopes for next year as things finally start to go back to normal.”