Payton will graduate from Edison State Community College as a high school senior.
What are you passionate about? I am extremely passionate about volleyball and my friends/sister. Volleyball is the sport that has taught me how to be a leader and how to count on others. My friends and sister show me who I am as a person.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? In my free time, I enjoy reading and writing. I own over 100 books and am currently working on a book. I also enjoy going out and spending time with those that are close to me.
Who is your favorite instructor, coach or mentor? My favorite teachers are Mrs. Thome and Mrs. Gleason from Sidney High School. They have always encouraged me to keep chasing my dreams. Phlipot is my favorite coach. She pushed me to my limits which showed me how much potential I have.
If you could instantly become fluent in another language, what would it be? I would choose Japanese because I think that the language sounds whimsical and some of the songs that I've heard in this language are beautiful. Plus, I want to travel to Japan.
What school activities, clubs or sports are you involved in? I am a member of Sidney High School's National Honor Society, Varsity Volleyball, Key Club and Workforce Leadership.
What are your career goals? My career goal is to be a college-level English literature professor. I also intend to be an author.
What influenced your decision to choose the particular major/career path that you are in? My love of reading and writing influenced my career path, because it is what I have always enjoyed doing. I've always been advised to choose a career doing what I enjoy and this is it!