Come on Out to the African Student Association

Umu Salamata Bah Jalloh, J1 Staff Writer

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Are you  interested in a club? Would you be interested in supporting and celebrating another culture, or maybe a culture of your own?

Well, there is  a club at your very own school that does just this. It celebrates another culture. The African Student Association – also known as ASA- celebrates and represents West African culture. The whole purpose of the club is for people of all races and ethnicities to come together to spread awareness of the different ethnic and cultural groups that exist in africa.  While the club is named the African Student Union, you don’t have to be African to join. If that is not enough to convince you, the club has many different positions in which you can be involved, and If you love to dance or, you like fashion and design, they have it.

The club held their first meeting on September 19th during LAP where they spent considerable time explaining what the club is all about and the events they have planned for the future.  They are planning  are a number of fundraisers including  bake sales and car washes as well  as several more events to help fund the club.

On a second meeting after school on September 28th from 2:30 to 4:30  the group  explained to everyone in attendance that they would be picking people to perform at Paint Branch’s Open House on Thursday, October 5th.

During This meeting gave people a feel of what the club is all about by showing a couple of videos from previous performances and  presenting a slideshow,  even the club members gave a live performance. The room was filled with laughter and everyone was having a good time.

Club Co- Captain Crystal  stated that the club is looking for serious members only. “You shouldn’t come if you aren’t serious,” she said.

“If you are interested in being a part of this club, it has to be a priority, and you can’t be in any other extracurricular activities, since you can’t be in two places at the same time,” commented club co-president Courtney .

After the official part of the meeting ended, people who were interested in the dancing aspect of the club learned a new dance. Those who participated expressed a true sense of eagerness and nervousness as they tried to memorize the dance without failing.

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Come on Out to the African Student Association