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Student of the Month - April 2023 (Nivea Paige)

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“She cares about others and wants to make the world a better place.” said the Doherty High School guidance counselor who nominated our student for this month. Nivea Paige is a senior at Doherty high school with a 3.6 GPA. She has always been passionate about helping others. Nivea comes from a family that has always been active in the community and taught her the importance of positive thinking and being open-minded. Her family taught her morals that has shaped her to be “a very kind, humble, and appreciative person.”  She is currently involved in Link Crew. In this dynamic program, Nivea assists freshmen students in adjusting to their new surroundings. She also had the pleasure of visiting middle schools to inspire and prepare emerging students for high school.

Nivea was always inspired by her mom, who reminded her to “stay grounded” and to keep her autonomy. Her mother also demonstrated what it takes to be a nurse, and Nivea aspires to follow in her footsteps! Nivea has been accepted into North Carolina Central University as a pre-nursing major and looks forward to becoming certified labor and delivery nurse. She has always wanted to attend a HBCU because it is like joining a family.  As a member of her school's Environmental Club, students work to make their school, community, and planet cleaner. Nivea is also a participant of One Nation Walking Together. This organization is a well-known charity that serves the community by distributing necessities such as food, blankets, clothing, and hygiene products to individuals in need.

Nivea has engaged in several AAYLC events such as our scholarship and financial aid workshop. We are so proud of Nivea and are confident that she will achieve all of her goals at UNNC!

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