BSLC plans for upcoming annual events

Molly Schmeits, Entertainment Editor

Black Student Leadership Council (BSLC) is back in full swing after the two-week winter break. Second semester is one of the busiest times for the council. Last March, BSLC put on the first ever African American Professionals Day for the students at Omaha North.

Sanjaya Bolton, 12, believes that event last year was “very successful” due to the turn out. Many teachers, like Jerrie Glassman marketing teacher, allowed their students to leave during class to go.

The students were not the only ones benefiting from this event.

“The professionals were honored to be able to connect and represent color more in the community.” Bolton said.

Currently, they are planning for the second annual African American Professionals Day. This year plans to be larger by including other Omaha Public Schools, which allows seniors to get connected and network with other people. The event is set for Mar. 8.

Not only have they been preparing for that, they recently attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon at the Metropolitan Community College- Fort Omaha Campus. The BSLC members were able to miss school and head to the luncheon, to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.

In the upcoming month, students can look forward to the Black History Month Program, the “History of Resistance.” Lyrical poems, and dance routines are just a few of the acts to look forward to in the program. The show starts promptly at 6pm on Feb. 28. A bake sale and expo will be held the same day in the Viking Center prior to the event, starting at 5pm.