Black Student Leaders Inspire Positive Change

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Black leaders are reinventing their image and standing as a representation to many. 

By using their perspectives and creative spaces, these leaders have been able to make an impact within their respective communities here at Lamar. 

“Being a young black leader in school has allowed me to reinvent the image of what the public perceives a young black woman to be,” said Black Student Union and Blue Curtain Officer Trinity Kelly. 

For most black leaders here at Lamar, representation has been their biggest focus. 

“This role has pushed me to stand firm in my beliefs, especially in spaces or situations where my identity may not be fully embraced,” said NHS President Favour Okocha. “It has been a journey of self-discovery, growth and resilience.”

Their roles as leaders have inspired them to build inclusive communities. 

“As a leader I have been able to be a role model for other students and ensure everyone’s voice is heard,” Viqueen Captain Taylar Maiden said. “It’s definitely changed me by giving me the opportunity to inspire and support others through dance.”

Leading others runs deeper than just mentorship – it represents what their ancestors could only hope and dream to accomplish. The opportunity for black students to be in positions of leadership is an honor and inspiration to many. 

“I can say it’s an honor because being in such a culturally diverse school,” P-TECH President Fred Threats believes. “Being able to have a black student who is leading a program is very instrumental in promoting black culture.”

Lamar is fortunate to have these driven student leaders, who are paving the way for future generations to come. 

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