On the morning of Jan. 14, friends confronted each other as they mourned the death of DaNiyah Woolfolk, a sophomore at Renaissance High School known for her bright spirit and her talent in dance.
A’mya Cole described her friend in one word: funny. Whenever Cole was mad or irritated about grades, Woolfolk would say something funny to make Cole feel better.
Keenan More said DaNiyah was creative. “She could always brighten up my day.” More said one of his favorite memories with Woolfolk is when the two were in the hallway rapping and dancing, when a substitute teacher caught them.
As the day went on, DaNiyah’s locker began to fill with sticky notes expressing love and memories shared.
Some notes read: “You will truly be missed and I’ll miss your smile.”
“Hey Niyah, I love you with everything in me. You’ll forever be my little head.”
“I love you, you light our lives up and I know you’ll always gone be with us.”
A few days after her death, the hallways filled with blue, as students honored DaNiyah wearing her favorite color. Woolfolk’s locker continued to be filled with love, and her friends filled her locker with some of her favorite things: teddy bears, Sour Patch Kids candy, pictures of her and friends, and lashes. Above her locker #Forever15, as she will be remembered.