At the age most youngsters are looking for a summer job, 15-year-old Kimberly Paige is wistful about leaving college.

Kimberly, the summa cum laude commencement speaker for Valley College, earned a liberal arts degree at the two-year school where she made fast friends.She said her age was a big deal - and she got some quizzical looks at first.

"I'd be in my psych class and they'd say, `Are you sitting here waiting for your mom?' I'd say `No, I'm in this class.' And then they'd say, `OK - I want to be in your study group,' " she said.

Kimberly said she expects eventually to attend a four-year university to study English literature.