I round the door of sophomore Xania Kimberly Ward’s classroom and see that she is alone, silent, on her phone. In fact, as I glance around while walking toward her, the whole classroom is silent and on their phones.
Many factors go into being a great student, like great determination and perseverance. More so, it takes a strong mindset to become a leader. Atharva Iyer has both.
Oswego High School’s Black Student Association (BSA) doubles as both an extracurricular club and a fun social environment. BSA gives black students at OHS the opportunity to come together, hang out, and learn about Black culture and its importance. The association does this in many ways, including club meetings, trips, and the planning of special events.
Piggy’s is Oswego’s newest barbecue restaurant, owned by Liz and Matt Warren and located in the Washington Square Shopping Center, with menu choices from the everyday barbecue pulled pork to a more exotic option of grilled shrimp tacos.
“One of my students can make my day, and then I want to pay it forward and make someone else's day,” Ms. Hardy said. “It’s like a routine: find someone and make their day, and pass it on.”