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Paula Scott

Name: Paula Scott

School and grade: Payson High School, 11th

Do you plan to attend college? Degree?: Yes, I hope to major in some area of design.

Number of years taking photos. What got you interested in photography?: I’ve been taking “photography” photos for about two years now, but I’ve had a camera around for several years simply for documentation.

Why did you become the club’s president? I was sort of put into that position by default — we had a pretty informal vote and I ended up as president.

Personal motto/words of wisdom: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” — Goethe

Family: Mom, Leslie Irvine; Stepdad, Jack Irvine

Pet peeve: Blatant disrespect

Favorite hobby or leisure activity: Apart from photography, I love to make things — scarves, bracelets, cards ... whatever. I like to have things around that I can say I’ve put some effort into.

Person in history you’d most like to meet and why: I would like to meet F. Scott Fitzgerald both because I admire his novels, and because he was an extremely interesting person.

In school, who is your favorite teacher and why? Over the last three years, I’ve come to develop a lot of respect for Mr. Conley, the high school’s art teacher. He is incredibly laid-back and humble, but maintains a great degree of passion for his work, a quality which I really admire.

What is your favorite subject in school and why? My favorite subject in school has pretty consistently been English since elementary school. I’ve been able to enjoy it even more in recent years due to a few really excellent English teachers.

What has been your favorite year in school and why? I think that my sophomore year was probably the best so far for me. I became a lot more involved and was able to spend time with some really fantastic people from whom I learned a lot.


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