Diversity Club ends year by naming new officers and recognizing graduating seniors

Laura Wallon, Staff writer

On Tuesday, May 24, Archbishop Carroll Diversity Club celebrated during its last meeting of the 2021-22 school year by recognizing the seniors, announcing the new officers, and having a pizza party in the school’s courtyard.

The new officers for the 2022-23 school year are President Lucia Kamanousa, Vice President Isabella Rojas, and officers Neveah Sanders and Evie Koroly

The meeting started with officers Awtum Mintze and Amaya Hickson, Vice president Amioluwa Balogun-Victor, and President Laura Wallon giving goodbye speeches. 

“It was amazing to lead with such amazing ladies and learn so much along the way,” Mintze said.

Moderator Ms. Marguerite DiMattia gave awards to those with best attendance, those who had the best comments and questions, and those who presented during the Tuesday afternoon meetings. She also gave awards and small gift bags to seniors who attended all year. Officers also received gifts. 

Jasmine Nguyen, who has been a member of the club since her junior year and has given many presentations on her culture as a Vietnamese-American, said she was sad that it is all coming to an end. Nguyen will graduate next week.

“This has been one of the one spaces in the school where I felt safe and welcomed, this club has prepared me for the real world,” Nguyen said. 

Lisa Wallon said she was disheartened to see all the seniors go.

“It was cool to see my sister and her friends take the initiative to create a safer community for POC students at a PWI,” Wallon said. “I am excited to see where the leadership takes us next year”.