Black Student Union Club holds first official meeting


Legacy Watkins

Black Student Union members begin introductions with icebreakers and snacks on Oct. 7 in room 104.

Kylee McLaughlin, Staff Writer

Earlier this week Black Student Union (BSU), a new club, gathered for an interest meeting in room 104, and over 20 students attended.

Students participated in icebreakers, plus a discussion on future meetings and events for the club. Plans include a collaboration meeting with Kempsville BSU for a trivia night, Black History Month school decoration, and HBCU visits.

“I want everyone at Ocean Lakes, specifically black students, to feel unity. I want them to be educated on their culture and history,” said BSU President, Kalorra Smith. “I got the idea from my friend Azaria, a student at Kempsville, because they started a BSU. I thought that was cool, so I decided to start one too.”

“I want people to know that everyone is welcome to join,” said Kalorra. “BSU is for anyone who would like to get involved at Ocean Lakes, in a club that is centered around black culture.”

The next meeting will be held after school on October 21 in room 104.

“My favorite part of the meeting would have to be the icebreakers,” said freshman Janessa Barron. 

Students who are interested can follow their Instagram @olhsbsu or join their Remind by texting ‘@olhsbsu’ to 81010.