Two of Blair Page’s biggest inspirations are his parents. “Growing up they didn’t have much and they both worked hard to provide my brother, my sister and I with a comfortable life,” he said. “I just really admire their commitment, dedication and work ethic.” Blair’s parents are who helped him understand how fortunate their family was in comparison to others. Both Blair and his twin brother play football and when they were in the 7th grade, they had the chance to play for a city league. Spending extended amounts of time in the urban environment and getting to know his teammates, opened Blair’s eyes to different lifestyles and made him even more thankful.
Learning about his teammates’ different stories and struggles encouraged Blair to pursue becoming a civil rights attorney. “As an African American, it’s not hard to see on the news different injustices every day,” Blair said. “I just thought, maybe if I can go to law school and apply some of my knowledge to that, then maybe I can help correct some of these things.” Before pursuing law, Blair plans to attend Hampden-Sydney College to pursue a bachelor’s degree in economics. He has had an interest in economics since he was younger. Not only is he interested in how the U.S. economy works, but also how it is connected to other economies throughout the world. Blair chose Hampden-Sydney over other schools because of the financial assistance the school offered and because he and his brother plan to continue playing football for the school. Along with the college being an athletic fit, he said it was an academic fit, as well, because it offered their desired majors and has a vast, valuable alumni network.
While in high school, Blair has been very involved with extracurricular activities. In the past, he volunteered for three different political campaigns. These include the 2012 Barack Obama campaign, Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 governor campaign and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. In school, Blair is a member of the FBLA, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Concerned Black Men, the 1130+ SAT Club, an editor for RCHS Writing Center, in the RCHS Jazz Ensemble, a model U.N. Club president, the Varsity Track & Field Captain, etc. Blair is also a Varsity Football Captain, one of his favorite activities outside of school. While he enjoys football for the physical activity and thinking aspects, his other favorite activities in his spare time include reading and watching movies.
With all of his extracurricular activities, Blair has been able to maintain a 4.02 GPA. Now that his high school years are coming to a close, he plans to continue excelling in college. One lesson from high school that he will take with him is to always be prepared. “You never know who might surprise you with a test or a pop quiz so always be prepared and organized.”