Alumnae Spotlights

SJA alumna's continuous quest to learn and persevere


Published August 2017

Maggie Paton, ’08, was born in Milwaukee, raised in Bay View, and is the older of two children. Homeschooled until the age of seven, Paton later attended St. Paul’s Catholic Grade School on Milwaukee’s South Side.

Paton’s family faced much financial hardship during her childhood. Yet despite such obstacles, she persevered, and the incredible support and encouragement she received from her parents guided her to St. Joan Antida High School (SJA).

Her parents valued a Catholic education and felt that SJA would be the right fit for their daughter.

Paton’s mother was also very attracted to the fact that SJA was an all-girl high school. She felt that sending her daughter to SJA would allow Paton to flourish and make the most of her high school experience.

“I was able to focus on education and friendships, without having to worry about being intimidated by boys in the classroom. I felt empowered,” said Paton.