Durham Performance Learning Center’s Aniyah Sauls has been a strong student since her arrival at the school. She is pleasant to talk to, works hard and is ready to tackle any task that is put in front of her. She has been named the Durham Public Schools Student of the Month for December for consistently demonstrating the characteristics of a DPLC Phoenix.
Aniyah was a little nervous when she transferred from Southern School of Energy and Sustainability to DPLC, but has found the ability to work at her own pace to be a great benefit. While she should only be a junior, Aniyah has taken advantage of the flexible scheduling offered at DPLC to earn enough credits to graduate this spring. She has taken on this extra load of classes while working a part-time job and being a member of the dance team at the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability.
North Carolina A&T is her first choice for college in the fall. Aniyah would like to major in fashion merchandising and minor in business.
“Ever since I was a little girl I have always enjoyed designing clothes and putting together different outfits,” said Aniyah. “I want to major in fashion merchandising and hope to someday own my own store where I can showcase some of my own designs as well as other designers.”
When her parents learned that Aniyah was named Student of the Month, they were extremely proud of her and the hard work she has put in at school. A sentiment echoed by Aniyah’s English teacher Christopher Forbes who said, “She has consistently been one of my hardest working and highest achieving students.”