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BSU plans sprit week, celebrations for Black History Month


In an extensive effort to promote inclusivity and celebrate diversity, the Black Student Union (BSU) at Lake Park High School is set to host a series of engaging events that promise to bring students and staff together in celebration of different cultures and Black history.
Londyn Wright (LP ‘24), a member of the BSU, said “I hope these events make a huge difference in our school and everyone feels included no matter your race. We also want people to be able to get inspired and involved and get out there to make a change no matter what.”
The BSU kicked off its festivities with a Bake Sale on January 23rd and 24th during lunch periods. The proceeds from these sweet treats will fund the Children’s Book Initiative, a spring project where the BSU plans to purchase children’s books representing diverse backgrounds, cultures, and the rich tapestry of Black history.
Last year, twenty BSU members made a lasting impact by reading to elementary students at Waterbury and Greenbrook Elementary School. Elevated by the success of this heartwarming initiative, the BSU aims to expand on this opportunity, connecting with young minds through the magic of literature.
Livening up the school environment, the BSU is organizing staff karaoke sessions during Spirit Week. Calling for staff volunteers for solo acts, duets, or group performances, the BSU hopes to create a lively environment that uplifts spirits and brings joy to both performers and spectators alike. This is important in raising money to be able to bring books to children in feeder schools like Erikson, Greenbrook, and Waterbury.
As Spirit Week unfolds, the BSU wants to introduce the duck scavenger hunt. Small rubber ducks will be scattered throughout East and West Campus; those who discover the ducks are encouraged to bring them to the counseling office during passing periods for a chance to win a prize.
The BSU invites everyone to pause and reflect by taking a walk through both campuses to appreciate the posters on display. These visual tributes honor Black activists, inventors, athletes, artists, and other pivotal figures who have left an indelible mark on history. The hope is that these posters inspire students to join the BSU to celebrate Black heroes and educate themselves on the struggles unique to Black communities.
As Black History Month approaches, the BSU encourages teachers to share their lesson plans or activities through the BHM Staff Spotlight. Submissions will be accepted by BSU sponsor Ms. Paige Harlston by noon on Fridays. With participants’ consent, these spotlights will be shared across BSU’s social media platforms, creating a virtual tapestry of educational initiatives honoring Black history.
Through the bake sale, karaoke, duck scavenger hunt, and the upcoming Black History Month activities, the BSU at Lake Park High School promotes unity, diversity, and celebration.
We would also like to add that BSU has made new sweaters and hoodies this year and will be available in their online shop. It will feature short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, crewnecks, and hoodies. These initiatives not only entertain but also educate, creating an atmosphere where every student and staff member feels included and understood.

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