Florence student Paige Brown, shines in this week's Student Spotlight

Florence student Paige Brown, shines in this week's Student Spotlight

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - One Florence County student seems to have that old saying "life is a great balancing act" down pat.

Not only do her grades shine, she shines in her extra circular activities. Wilson High School Senior Paige Brown is in this week's Student Spotlight.

"I'm the drum major of our band, I am also part of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society," Brown said.

Those are just a few activities that keep Wilson High School Senior Paige Brown busy.

Paige was nominated for this week's Student Spotlight by a former teacher who said Paige is a standout student. The teacher added her leadership abilities and academic excellence set her apart from the flock.

Paige said she finds being her school's drum major as challenging and exciting.

"People think that I'm the one standing on the podium waving my arms around. It's more about leadership," said Brown. "It's about how you connect with your students, as well as your band director. It's my job to be that liaison between my band director and the students as well."

Last year, the band took home the Blue Machine Grand Champion, which Paige said is a big honor.

It was that award that helped propel her and her band members to an even bigger honor.

"It was the first time, in ten years, that the Wilson High School Band had been to state finals. We were the only band in our area to make it state finals," Brown said.

Paige said the secret to her success is time management.

"Just knowing when to come home and do homework, cut out time with the friends. Also, when to sit down and study instead of watching T.V. and things like that," Brown said.

Paige said her school career has taught her what it truly means to lead and it's something she will take with her when she leaves Wilson High.

"Being a leader is more about being that example to people instead if just saying do this and do that," Brown said.

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