Paige Koester

About Me

Paige Koester is a St. Anthony High School senior. A cheerleader, Paige also plays softball, is in Spanish club, and pep club. She enjoys summer mission trips with her school to help strengthen her spirituality and to help communities in need.

"I expect CEO to offer hard-to-find opportunities for someone my age, and I’m eager to take advantage of everything that comes my way to prepare for my future."

About My Business

Paige Koester and her partner, Mariah Bushue, have created a business called Simply Rustic. Simply Rustic offers decorative wall decor made from wooden pallets, customized to fit your style. Simply Rustic will design its products to fit your home, and they’ll even find a spot for your favorite quote or your name. Along with pallet art, they’re selling wine racks with built-in glass holders – also customizable, of course. The firm’s mission is to create a rustic environment within your home, while assisting you in adding your personal touches with their products. You can contact them at In the fall, Paige is off to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on a pre-medicine track. Her future plans are to come back to Effingham to live, practice, and start a family.