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BSA Hosts Black History Month Fair

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  • President of BSA, Nafissa Ly, introducing the professional Black panel.

  • The attendees exploring the fair and cultural food being served.

  • The Black Student Alliance (B.S.A) hosted the annual Black History Month Fair.

  • Black professionals who were invited by the BSA to speak at the fair.

  • Display boards identified and defined cuisine represented from different countries.

  • Attendees to the fair were able to sample cultural food and socialize.

  • Display boards highlighting issues impacting society such as climate change and pollution.

  • Poster of historical events in Black history were displayed at the fair.

  • Trifold display of 80’s and 90’s fashion in Black culture.

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On Wednesday, February 21st, The Black Student Alliance (BSA) hosted their annual Black History Fair. The event holds significant importance, not only for the members of BSA but for the entire school community. 

The fair showcases the diversity and resiliency of Black History in various forms such as fashion and cultural music.

Sophomore and president of BSA, Nafissa Ly, emphasized the importance of fostering one’s culture. 

“That’s the most important thing, just having your own community,” said Ly. 

Ignorance is bliss, and we don’t want to live in ignorance

— President of the BSA, Nafissa Ly

BSA has shown the importance of having a community, and using it to spread awareness about topics that school may not cover. 

“It [allows] everyone of color to feel included and connected to the culture” said advisor for the BSA, Krystal Bravo.


Bravo is a key organizer and contributor to the Black Student Alliance and all the events they organize. 

Senior Vice President of the BSA, Lota Onyia, coordinated and facilitated the development of the fair by contacting the panel of professionals and helped set up activities for the attendees.

As the fair started, representatives from BSA, Brianna Sweeney, Israel Duran, and Nafissa Ly, interviewed a panel of Black professionals, including psychologists and entrepreneurs, who shared their stories and experiences as Black people in the workforce.

“We’re automatically judged by what we look like, as opposed to who we are,” said Sonserae Cicero, the CEO of Society of Human Engagement and Business Alignment, one of the panel members who shared their story. 

Cultures were shared through different stalls of posters which highlighted the excellency of different Black aspects such as food, hair, music, and fashion. 

The fair was an enjoyable, and compelling experience for everyone who attended. It highlighted  the importance Black History Month and how it has molded our society today. 

The fair wasn’t the only event BSA had hosted this month; they also hosted a bake sale. 

The bake sale was another example of how BSA had come together and hosted an enjoyable event that was fun for all, while also providing everyone a chance to connect with the delicious confections. 

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Lexi Westbrook
Lexi Westbrook, Staff Writer
Lexi Westbrook is a freshman at South Windsor High School. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, reading, and hanging out with her friends and family. She can’t wait for what joining The Bobcat Prowl has in store for her.
Hadi Memon
Hadi Memon, Staff Writer
Hadi Memon is a freshman at South Windsor High school. He is very excited to be a part of The Bobcat Prowl’s team. Hadi wants to work in the law field when he is older, and he enjoys writing. He can be seen hanging out with his friends, working on projects, reading books and playing video games in his free time.