New Bern High School raise money for shark attack victim Paige Winter


Paige is very active in chorus and theater and Tuesday evening’s performance was her final exam. 

Since Paige was not able to perform Tuesday due to the shark bite over the weekend, her classmates dedicated the show to her. 

It was a fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the family. 

The students wrote, directed and acted in a series of plays. 

Paige was originally set to be in one of them, but that play was removed from the lineup because they said they just couldn’t replace Paige. 

Tuesday’s performance was streamed on Facebook live. 

Paige’s teacher, Aaron Williams, said Paige was excited about what they did with the show. 

“It’s her story,” said Williams. And that is what it means to me and the students, we want to make sure the focus stays on her, and she understands she is loved and supported, and we are there for her. She is so strong, but no matter what, she has a lot she must go through and so does her family. So, we want to make sure we are there for her every minute.”

Many people who attended the play contributed money and wrote letters that will be delivered to Paige.

Williams said people can keep coming by the school the rest of the week to donate.


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