Meet Senior Aliyah H. of Vista Peak Preparatory High School
Aliyah will be starting out at CCD, majoring in Biology then transferring to Howard University in DC. She wants to be an orthodontist. "I want to be an orthodontist because I’ve always wanted braces and never needed them so ever since I was little I said if I can’t have braces then I’ll put them on other people. Braces were always so cute to me!"
Aliyah, what is your favorite memory of AAYLS? "My favorite memory of being a part of AAYLS was just me realizing that I’m not alone. Being biracial I always felt like I didn’t belong but being a part of this program helped me open up and feel wanted. I felt more confident and comfortable with myself than ever and I’ll never forget when I had that realization. "
Aliyah, what do you wish you had gotten the opportunity to do before this pandemic? "I wish I had gotten the opportunity to go to prom and to go to my cheer banquet before the pandemic. I will definitely appreciate school and social interaction way more after the pandemic."