Name: Saveem Afraz
NHA School: Canton Charter Academy
High School: Harmony School of Advancement
College: University of Houston
Favorite NHA memory?
The traditional sixth-grade trip to
Cedar Point was an out-of-this-world experience. I was new to Canton Charter
Academy (CCA) that year and ending it off with a bang with all my new friends
was great. It was my first time going to an amusement park of this level, and I
will always thank CCA for granting me my adrenaline rush.
What were you involved in outside the classroom?
I was very focused on excelling in school, so I joined whatever fit my
interests. This included student council, National Junior Honor Society, and
How do you feel your NHA school
prepared you for high school/college?
CCA always made us ready for the real world. Teachers would constantly
remind us of our expectations in middle school and how they would carry on to
high school, college, and beyond. However, instead of simply just telling us,
teachers would always teach us what we needed to know.
Did you feel talking about college
from such a young age helped your college ambitions?
I enjoyed being surrounded by like-minded students. We were all very
goal-oriented and driven to succeed. I was in an environment where my desire to
go to college was matched by my friends, so having the conversation about
college was always one of hope.
What advice would you give to current
Remember to always have fun! School is extremely important, but so is
your well-being. Do things you enjoy now and don’t let problems seems to be
bigger than they are. Take advantage of being a kid!