Dyasia A. Neal-Mims

North Carolina Child Support Council Scholarship Winner

Rockingham County

Dyasia attended Reidsville High School
She will be attending
North Carolina Central University

What impact has child support made on your life or the life of someone you know?

Child support has impacted my life in many different ways.  First, child support helps me with my daily living expenses.  For example, it helps me with my co- payments for my asthma/allergy medications and unexpected doctor appointments. Second, child support helps with the maintenance expenses and insurance for my vehicle.  My mother would not be able to afford the normal expenses a car possesses if I did not receive child support. Third, child support helps supplement the cost of food for me.  The monies I receive help with paying for my daily lunch expense at school.

Child support has affected my relationship with my father in a negative way.  I believe my father feels like he does not have to be in my life because he pays child support.  My father not being in my life really saddens me and I feel like there is a huge void in my life.

I am very grateful for child support and the child support system.  Overall, it has impacted my life in a positive way.


Dyasia A. Neal-Mims 

Reidsville Senior High School 
Reidsville, NC 27320