Episcopal grads pole vaulting for Air Force Academy

Paige Shirley, San Jose, Episcopal Class of 2010, will be pole vaulting for the Air Force Academy next year. Shirley has been attending the Air Force Academy since her freshman year, and will complete her senior year in 2014.

Paige_ShirleyWhile in high school at Episcopal, Shirley and Emily Smithwick (Ortega, Episcopal Class of 2012) won three individual pole vault state titles in four years; Shirley in 2009 and 2010, and Smithwick in 2012.

“We are extremely proud to have two alumni athletes competing at the Air Force Academy – one of our country’s most challenging higher education institutions – in 2013-2014. Emily and Paige were both strong student-athletes while at Episcopal and I am confident that they are prepared to meet the academic, athletic and leadership challenges of the Air Force Academy,” said Andy Kidd, Episcopal’s Director of Athletics.

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