Getting to Know

Published 9:39 am Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ben’s Ford Christian School’s Valerie Paige

Ben’s Ford Christian School’s Valerie Paige is a senior. Paige plays basketball and is cheers at Ben’s Ford and she dances outside of school. Paige is a post player for the Lady Eagles’ basketball team.
“I’ve coached her since the seventh grade and she’s been a joy to coach,” Ben’s Ford Christian School coach Mark McGehee said. “She works hard. She’ll do what you ask her to do. Real good student. Just all-around good kid. Been really blessed to have her since the seventh grade and gonna miss her being her senior year. She’s contributed a lot on and off the court, and I do appreciate and love her.”

What do you enjoy most about playing your sports?
It’s just fun just getting to play.

What do you like best about being a student athlete?
It gives me something to do outside of school and I’ve made a lot of friends through it. It gives me a chance to build leadership skills. It puts me in a position to make decisions.

Who has been the most influential person in your school sports career? Why?
The coaches. They’ve taught about basketball and stuff not about basketball. They’ve just been there throughout high school.

Best thing about living in Washington Parish?
I love the fair and we have a bunch of festivals and stuff and we have Mardi Gras. Family-oriented parish. Everybody knows everybody. If you need something, you can just go to your neighbor.