“When I hear the wind whistling through the trees and the leaves rustling or when i can smell the crisp air, it just makes me so happy,” said Paige Dickerson.
Dickerson, a senior at Crown Point High School, grew up among the trees and scenery of Kalamazoo, MI. She grew up with six siblings, an environment not exactly conducive to the peace and quiet of the outdoors. This is where her love for nature began.
“I love Nature,” she said.
But it isn’t just a love of the outdoors that motivates Dickerson. It’s also a love of new places.
“I like to travel to see new things, meet new people, and the little adventures,” Dickerson said.
In addition to her love of nature and travel, Dickerson is also interested in science and wants to pursue a career in biology, focusing on chemistry and skin care.
When Dickerson was 14, she moved to the city Crown Point, Indiana. It was a new place and experience that, at a formative age, helped her develop an adventurous outlook toward change.
“I like learning new things and learning the history about new places,” Dickerson said. “ You just feel like you’re in a different world.”