In 2019, Paige Horrigan experienced an LGBTQ+ motivated assault while at high school, yet no one was held accountable for this attack. This led them on a mission to promote greater awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people and issues within the Palmerston community.
Elected the Campus Captain at Palmerston College, Paige has been significantly involved as a youth leader and advocate at the City of Palmerston’s Youth Media Team. They are also a leading figure of Student Voice Positive Choice – a campaign supporting students to make positive choices and stand up for what is right to ensure all young people feel safe.
In 2020, Paige was a member of the Northern Territory Chief Minister’s Youth Round Table and in 2021 they were awarded the City of Palmerston Young Citizen of the Year accolade.