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Meet a new Tar Heel: Paige Court

Paige Court has always wanted to be two things: a pilot and a Tar Heel. She has already achieved the first goal and will check off the second this week as she begins her time at Carolina.

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She’s driving to Chapel Hill like her fellow incoming Tar Heels, but Paige Court could take to the skies for the journey if she wanted.

The Goldsboro native earned her private pilot certification this year and has hopes to build a career around her love of flying. Court plans to join the Air Force ROTC at Carolina and enter the Air Force itself after she graduates.

Like obtaining her pilot’s license, coming to Carolina is a dream come true.

“I just always drew more to being a Tar Heel than any other college,” said Court, who plans on studying biology. “I just always wanted to come here, and I’m so excited that I get to.”