PLUM SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL | ONE-MINUTE READ
Students, teachers, and administrators at Plum Senior High School collaborated to create the first-ever Black Student Union, or BSU to help improve the learning and leadership experiences for Black students. BSU membership offers students valuable benefits, such as increasing their exposure to academic enrichment opportunities, improving socialization, raising awareness and appreciation for Black culture, and combating disciplinary differences. Plum juniors Aleah Thornton will serve as president and Alexis Thornton will serve as vice president. Jaralyn Kincaid serves as secretary and Zachary Fulton will serve as treasurer.
BSU was established to help foster Black students' success by leveraging District resources and connecting students with prominent and supportive African Americans in the community. The programs and activities will catalyze personal and professional development, accommodating students of all races and teaching them about issues and historical events and issues that are above and beyond the current curriculum. The Black Student Union is also a safe place for African-American students to express current or previous struggles, allowing for healthy discussions about issues affecting their neighborhood and Black communities across the city, state and nationwide.
This month, the Black Student Union is hosting the Black History Month Portrait Contest, an art competition that will help expand the knowledge on African American history. All high school students can create posters that identify African Americans in history that have contributed to American history. All posters are due to the BSU on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 and can be submitted digitally by emailing clear photos of artwork to [email protected]
Membership to the Black Student Union is open to all students. If you are interested in BSU membership, contact Jaralyn Kincaid at [email protected]t