My name is Paige Knudsen and I am a junior at Branham High School in San Jose, California. I row for Los Gatos Rowing Club on the varsity women’s team under the coaching of Jaime Velez and Katie Trovato. Two years, I began rowing as a novice; however, I competed in several races my novice year with the varsity team, including rowing in the varsity eight at San Diego Crew Classic. Predominantly, I sweep row as a port or starboard, though I do also know how to scull. Last year, I had to the opportunity to stroke the varsity women’s eight that Los Gatos Rowing Club sent to the Head of the Charles and row in the varsity eight at San Diego Crew Classic. This year I rowed as 5 seat in the varsity eight at Head of the Charles.
When I am not rowing, I am often studying or volunteering. Currently, my weighted GPA is a 4.16 and my unweighted is a 4.00. Last year, I was enrolled in AP Calculus AB and AP Chemistry along with Honors English. On both AP exams, I recieved a 5. This year, I am enrolled in AP Calculus BC, AP English Language, and AP Physics 1. In addition, I am a member of both Branham’s division of National Honor Society and an active tutor and coordinator as a part of the tutoring club at the school.