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Paige and Payton Shimansky: Sisters Destined for Success
Posted on October 29, 2012
We’ve seen some famous sisterly duos in our time (Serena and Venus Williams, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Kate and Pippa Middleton, just to name a few), but Paige and Payton Shimansky (ages 9 and 7 respectively), of the Garden Walk Community, are sisters whose names we’re sure to see up in lights before too long! Paige, the oldest of the pair, has aspirations that lean more toward sports, and younger sis Payton’s preferences are more theatre-related, each girl dabbles in both, and these sisters are assuredly destined for success.
[pullquote_left]“I really enjoy trying new things; it’s just so fun” – Paige Shimansky [/pullquote_left]
Sports-minded Paige has been involved in soccer, basketball, softball, gymnastics, and even dance, and will soon play volleyball and tennis (phew!). “I really enjoy trying new things; it’s just so fun,” she reasoned. She is fortunate to have her dad coach many of her soccer and softball teams, and her mom is also frequently the team mom.
In addition to sports, Paige also intends to start up guitar lessons, and is currently making a film for the National PTA Reflections program (she previously won the PTA Palomar Council Reflections award for film production). Her passion for production extends to her love of penning skits to perform for her family. “I really enjoy writing plays for me and my siblings to act out for my parents,” the budding playwright remarked.
[pullquote_right]“I am so happy to be on stage; it’s sometimes hard to get me off!” – Payton Shimansky [/pullquote_right]
It’s good that Paige loves writing plays, because her younger sister, Payton, loves being on the stage! Payton said, “I love to sing, dance, and do children’s theatre. I am so happy to be on stage; it’s sometimes hard to get me off!” She began performing dance class recitals at age three, and soon after became the youngest child to sing with the Church of Rancho Bernardo’s Christmas choir. After fine-tuning her vocal skills through her own karaoke machine (“it can drive my family crazy,” she admitted), Payton now does musical theatre, and will be in the “Little Mermaid Jr.” show at her church.
Never one to limit herself, Payton also enjoys sports, and has been playing soccer for three years with her dad as coach (that’s one busy dad!). She also plays softball and basketball. Payton said, “It’s fun to be on teams with my friends.”
At school, Paige loves math and science – “I really enjoy figuring out a problem,” she claimed. She is also eager to learn more about computer technology, and revealed, “I can’t wait to do the end-of-the-year project where we make our own missions!”
Payton’s favorite subject at school is reading, and she exclaimed, “I love stories, and how they can be so different to each person.” She also enjoys science, and, unsurprisingly, added, “I can’t wait to do the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” play in my teacher Ms. Kane’s room this year!”
As for future goals, Paige naturally declared, “I want to be a professional athlete, or an Olympic athlete.” Payton, of course, said, “I would like to be a famous actress on Broadway, or maybe even a movie or television star.” Remember, you read about the Shimansky sisters here first!
Name: Paige Shimansky
School: Monterey Ridge Elementary School
Name: Payton Sue Shimansky
School: Monterey Rudge Elementary School