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Student of the Month | March 2023 | Chloe Daniel

Chloe Daniels is not one to rest on her laurels.  She’s the co-president of an environmental activism club called Sunrise, she plays soccer, she’s a member of the Black Student Union, and she works part-time. During the pandemic, she said she managed to balance school, work, and life “by finding things that I enjoyed doing such as joining Student Council, knitting, and environmental activism to stimulate my brain.” She also enjoys baking, reading, playing the piano, and spending time with friends. She credits her mother– an entrepreneur and her biggest supporter– for giving her the drive to succeed.

“My mom has made a big impact on my life being my prime example as a leader and my biggest supporter. I've watched her accomplish starting her own business and run it daily, despite having doubts that she wasn't capable of succeeding. She's always encouraged me to advocate for myself as well as encouraged me to be a leader,” said Daniels. “She does everything she can to make me feel happy and supported and without her, I don't think I'd have the confidence that carries me so far today,” said Daniels.

She plans to attend a four-year college to study Environmental Science but hasn’t chosen where she will study as a college student yet. As a matter of fact, she’s still waiting to hear from many, but has been accepted to NC State, University of Virginia, Amherst College, Temple University, and UNC Asheville so far. 

What she has chosen to do is make things better wherever she goes.

“I'm not sure what I want to do for my career yet, but I hope to do research for sustainable energy sources and eventually end up in a consulting position where I can help make the world a better place.”

Daniels philanthropic and charitable beliefs start at home. She has been successful with bringing students and faculty together through school wide events, and in true fashion for most leaders, she says she’s been challenged by carrying heavy loads.

“I'm motivated by my love for my school, as I feel that it is my job to do all I can for my community, and give back. I hope to recreate the great moments I've had throughout my seven years at DSA for those who have lost time during the pandemic,” she said.

I feel DSA is a special place where many students have the ability to embrace being unique and I hope to promote that sentiment and that it stays after I leave.

Her principal, Dr. Jackie Tobias, attests to her hardworking nature.

“Chloe has worked all year being the president of the student council to provide creative activities for her fellow students, for example, advocating for the first pep rally in several years. I look forward to seeing the world change under her leadership,” said Tobias.


Daniels believes her tenure at DSA has been successful.

“I think my biggest accomplishment so far is bridging the gap between student and administrative communication and encouraging more problem-solving between the student body and administration to make DSA a better place.