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Black Student Union

Mission Statement

The PVHS Black Student Union is a club that promotes student growth and development through diversity, academics, and community outreach. Organize a community that empowers, teaches, and celebrates student accomplishments based on the black experience.

Black Student Union 2021-2022 School Year

The PVHS Black Student Union got started in November of 2021. The Black Student Union met twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays during both lunches. We  had students working with Paloma Valley counselors to get more HBCU representation on campus. In February, we took a group of 25 students to LA where we attended The Black College Expo.

Plans for 2022-2023 School Year

  • BSU Wants to give away two scholarships to deserving students next year (potentially more depending on fundraising/donations)
  • Next school year we plan taking a group to The Black College Expo in February
  • Trips to the California African American Museum
  • Collaborate with other clubs
  • More community service events
  • PVHS BSU T-shirt fundraisers
  • Organized peer tutoring

BSU Club Officers

Star Bourgoyne

Aniyah Edwards
Co-Commissioner of Activities

Kiarah Payne
Vice President

Arianna Williams
Co-Commissioner of Activities

Jayden Epps

Club Advisors

Marshall Palmer
Paraeducator/Student Teacher
Bachelor of Science, Science Education 
Main Black Student Union Advisor
Head Boy Varsity Wrestling Coach
Varsity Girls Wrestling Technique Coach
PVHS Student Engagement Committee

Damany Willingham
Advanced Placement (AP Psych) Psychology Teacher
Criminology Teacher 
Youth and Law Teacher 
Bachelor of Science Psychology (BSP)
Master of Arts (MAT) Education
Cognition and Instruction Psychology Doctoral (Ph.D.) Student
Master Sergeant (Retired) 
United States Marine Corps (USMC)

Orell Colbert
Special Education Teacher
BA in Liberal Studies
U.S. Army Veteran
JV Head Football Coach
Varsity Defensive Line Coach
Freshman Head Basketball Coach

Howard Jackson 
PPS/Masters in Educational Counseling
MTSS Committee
NCAA/NAIA Counselor



Questions/Club Advisor Contact

For questions regarding BSU please contact

Marshall Palmer