When I am not working on homework or studying, I enjoy volunteering at my local animal shelter, working out, and hanging out with friends. After high school, I plan on attending Fresno State as a recipient of the Smittcamp Family Honors College. I would like to Major in Nursing and I have a dream to be either an Oncology or Pediatric Nurse when I graduate from college. Eventually, I would like to get a Master’s degree and become a Nurse Anesthetist.

Payten was nominated for this prestigious award by Chapter 1260 Adviser Arpy Imirian. Felipe Piedra is Principal at Liberty High School in the Golden Valley Unified School District.