The Student News Site of South Windsor High School

The Bobcat Prowl

The Bobcat Prowl

The Student News Site of South Windsor High School

The Bobcat Prowl

Black Excellence

Members of the BSA at South Windsor High School pose for a photo.
Ms. Bravo
Members of the BSA at South Windsor High School pose for a photo.

The Black Student Alliance is one of South Windsor High School’s extracurricular after school clubs. Also known as the BSA, it is an open club for anyone who wants to learn the culture of Black-African Americans. This club is run by sophomore Nafissa Ly who is President, and senior Lota Onyia who is the Vice President. The advisors are Ms. Davis and Ms. Bravo. 

BSA is known for having engaging events and hosting successful fundraisers. During Black History Month, the BSA successfully organized a panel with powerful Black women, who have successfully extended into the workforce. That panel touched a lot of students who attended, and encouraged them to reflect back on their personal lives and on their future.

“I like how we talk about topics we can relate through and stories connected to us,” junior Kayla Bolling told The Prowl. The Black History Month event allowed many learning opportunities  for the students who attended the event. 

“I learned more about the power of Black excellence, Black beauty, and being around Black people you can call your family,” This is a club I will forever keep in my heart,” senior Lota Oniya explained. 

The BSA also acknowledges the students in the club who are Hispanic. These members put together the Hispanic Heritage fair during Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Raising money for the club is no problem because each fundraiser for The BSA has been highly successful. The most successful event was the bake sale during the winter. All together for this school year they were able to raise $2,000. The funds will be going to a Black History museum field trip slated for next school year. 

Throughout this school year, there have been a lot of celebrations to acknowledge all of the hard work that the students have done. There were numerous pizza parties and even fun game days. 

As the school year comes to a close, the BSA had their last meeting on Wednesday, and there was a little celebration and awards for the graduating seniors where they were awarded honor cords for their commitment and hard work they put into the club.

Attendees at the Hispanic Heritage Month Fair listen to the panel of speakers

“BSA has taught me about community, commitment, and leadership,” senior Lota Oniya said. 

This school year was the year that BSA really grew and built a solid foundation for students to feel as though they are in a welcoming space.

Follow the club on their Instagram:


More to Discover
About the Contributor
Tatiana Walton
Tatiana Walton, Staff Writer
Tatiana Walton is Staff Writer for The Bobcat Prowl. She is currently a Junior at South Windsor High School. Walton has been cheerleader for the school since her sophomore year, but has been doing cheer every since the 7th Grade. She recently has discovered that she wants to become a videographer and editor when she gets older. For Walton’s free time she likes to catch up on any shows that she has missed and read a book every once and a while.