PTHS Grad Pursuing Dream of Being a Writer
Focus on Youth By Phill Potter
Name: Paige Young
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.”
“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.”
“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.”