BY CARMEN SIERING • PHOTOGRAPHY BY RODNEY MARGISON
To choose Bloomington’s black leaders of tomorrow, Bloom reached out to black civic organizations, current black community leaders, the Monroe County Community School Corporation, the City of Bloomington, area churches, and other groups for their recommendations. We were looking for students who are outstanding in scholarship, the arts, or other fields; who are involved in the community through volunteerism and activism; who show a generosity of spirit; and who demonstrate a commitment to improving their own lives and the lives of others.
On these pages, we are pleased to feature 10 students from middle school through college who more than fit that description. They are advocates and artists, activists and athletes, and each of them shows great promise and potential. With such shining lights in our community, the future looks bright indeed.
Thank you for interviewing these kids and publishing their opinions and points of view. Very well written and insightful. Good way to inform the community how they deal with the stresses and challenges of being 3.6% of the population in Monroe County.