NAACP club celebrates diversity and differences

All students are welcome to join


Eric Card III

NAACP members pose for a photo.

Eric Card III, Staff Writer

NAACP stands for “National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.”

This club was first founded in America in 1909. The club focuses on diversity and cultural discrimination around the world. 

SHS has its very own club, which was formed in 2020.  They focus on issues related to the SHS school community.

The adviser of this club is Ms. Nadeen Edwards. The president is senior Sanai Harrison, vice -president is junior Jessica Brady. Junior Gabriella Vasquez is the secretary and the treasurer is the junior Cayla Wheatly. 

“One of the biggest goals is to provide a safe space for students to share their thoughts about race and diversity issues,” said Edwards.

Harrison shared her reason for joining and taking on a leadership role.

“I joined this club my junior year when it first started in our school,” said Harrison. “I joined because it was a new club and I liked the mission of the club. I really enjoy being in it and connecting with people. I am really happy that I run the club this year.”

The club affects the school and the people inside it in a variety of ways.

“I feel like it helps our school because we talk about race and diversity,” said Harrison. “People will be more aware of other cultures and they will be more friendly to people who are of different races,” said Harrison.

The club is always looking for new members.

NAACP meets every other Monday in Ms. Edwards’ room or the cafeteria.

One project the club is working on is helping renovate the Little Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Stroudsburg, PA. a predominantly black church that helped with the Underground Railroad.

“This club is a great way to meet new people and learn about other cultures and ways to make people of other cultures and races feel respected,” said Harrison.