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United: MESU’s Goals and Plans

The president of the club MESU, Wisdom Konu ‘24, expresses his fascinating and inspirational ideas for the emerging club MESU (Multi-Ethnic Student Union)
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Esther Oyunge
MESU President Wisdom Konu ’24 smiles at a club meeting

Wisdom Konu ‘24 took upon the role of MESU (Multi-Ethnic Student Union) president starting this year, had previous experience in leadership roles similar to this one.

“I’m very passionate about the purpose of MESU and I would say it’s my passion project because for example, Culture Day, which I participated in, was a thing last year that was really well received by many. So hosting more events where people can feel recognized as well as where people can learn more about other ethnic groups is very important to me,” Konu said.

Some of the events MESU has taken part in include Black History Month Week, similar to Spirit Week, and the annual Black Student Summit Field Trip which includes multiple workshops, keynote speakers, and a variety of food to eat to choose from. These events as well as weekly Monday meetings during advisory draw everyone together, or in Konu’s words they make members “united.”

For one of MESU’s first meetings, the group met and held speeches to decide on a secretary. Senior Edjounise Tertulien was elected Monday as MESU’s secretary for the 2023-2024 school year. 

“I’m so grateful and appreciative for this opportunity to help promote diversity in our school and I look forward to being in this position, where I can assist in helping shape our school’s culture,” Tertulien ‘24 said.

Though it’s his first year being President of City High’s Multi-Ethnic Student Union, Konu has many different ideas including collaborations with other clubs like Student Senate in ways that could promote both clubs generously as well as the efforts of people of color at City, with the two clubs collaborating on video projects for every Heritage month that occurs during the school year.

At the end of the day, Konu wants the student body to know that the future of MESU is in good hands and he plans for MESU to be “A club that stays branded and distinct from other clubs, as well as a comfort place for POC.”

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