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Festival Concludes Black History Month on Upper School Campus
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A Black History Month Celebration sponsored by the Bolles Upper School Spirit Committee and the Black Student Union was a fun wrap-up of Black History Month activities on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus in February.

A celebration of Black culture, the Activities period event February 25 was planned in lieu of typical Spirit Day plans. The festival included music, games of 4-square, jump rope, cornhole and UNO, a cookie giveaway from black-owned snack company, Partake, and a visit from black-owned and operated food truck, Icecapades. BSU and spirit club leaders Katrina Adewale ’22, D’yasia Ford ’22, Zee Curtis ’22 and Livy Edwards ’22 planned the event for their peers, with BSU members making many colorful posters in preparation for the event.

"The idea behind it was to finish the month off strong and celebrate black culture and history," Ford explained. "The inspiration behind it was to be like a classic family cookout. We had amazing music and a couple of dance offs. It was a beautiful, sunny day perfect for the Italian ice and popsicles!"

Ford said organizers were happy with the turnout and student involvement.

The day also included a special dress-down option for which students could wear colors of the BSU flag: seniors wore black, juniors wore red, sophomores wore yellow and freshman wore green.

The BSU planned several events to observe Black History Month on the San Jose Campus during February including a well-attended Kickball Tournament and a special convocation during which organizers recognized Black leaders at Bolles and in the community.

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