• The Independence High School Black Student Union is an organization of members who are interested or already share a love for black culture. Our goal is to promote a positive and productive representation of the African American community through:

    • Celebration of black culture
    • Engaging in discussions designed to help foster a better understanding of experiences and issues that impact African American students
    • Empowering students to be powerful, positive agents of change in the school and community
    • Educating student in black history
    • Promoting academic excellence
    • Providing outreach opportunities to build connections within the county


    This club is student governed with faculty supervision, support and sponsorship. All students are invited to be a part of the club regardless of racial and/or cultural differences. New members are welcome to join at any time throughout the school year.


    Club President: Carlton Aikins

    Vice President- Ashley Johnson

    Secretary- La'Nyia Keyes & Mdison Aikins

    Historian- Nadia Smith

    Lead Sponsor- Mr. Stan Sellars 

    Co-Sponsors include: 

    Ms. Jocelyn Culver (Counseling) 

    Ms. Asia Arnold (Science)

    Dr. VonEnde Coleman (SPED/Science)

    Mr. Lindell Palmer (English)

    Mr. Eric Slauson (Technology)