Our November 2019 DPS Student of the Month is Samia Powell from New Tech High School.
Powell is a sophomore who is making a positive impact on both the New Tech and Durham communities. Excelling both academically and creatively, Powel feels that she can be a role model for other young people. Students and staff alike consider her hardworking, dedicated, and enthusiastic.
Powell maintains a 4.1 GPA and has been able to do so while attending classes at both New Tech and Durham Technical Community College. When she graduates in 2022, she will walk away with both a diploma from New Tech and an associate’s degree from DTCC.
Powell is an active participant in the New Tech community. She currently serves as president of the Sophomore Class and is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America. She is also a member of the Hillside High School Drama Department.
When Powell isn’t completing work and effecting change around the school, she can be found doing community service with her church’s youth group and performing with its mime ministry.
New Tech principal Dr. Tounya Wright said, "Samia is the epitome of a New Tech Scholar, working relentlessly to make a positive impact in her community. She believes in making it happen and not making excuses."
We are extremely proud of Samia Powell’s commitment to the community and to her peers at New Tech. The Durham Public Schools Board of Education is looking forward to honoring her during the upcoming board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21.