Students making history: Aniyah Mack

 Aniyah Mack, ‘23, is a soccer player who uses her voice to be a leader on and off the field. As an athlete who plays both varsity soccer and club, she wants to motivate young, Black girls to strive for high opportunities.

“You don’t see a lot of Black girls getting scholarships and being in those high positions, so playing a club sport, but also a Walnut sport I feel like it’s just really inspiring to younger girls,” Mack said. 

Mack focuses on uplifting her community and inspiring others to look at her and think, “I can do that too and I can get those same opportunities.”

During this month Mack is focusing on what being a Black in this world truly means. 

“It’s really a time for Black people to really be empowered and express themselves because all throughout the year we are kind of suppressed and this is our one month to really show who we are and not worry about everybody else,” Mack said.