Calling all students grades 9-12 for ACT-SO 2021!
We are so proud of our NAACP ACT-SO 2020 local winner, Rachel Joshua, who won gold in Music Instrumental/Classical in the first ever virtual Seattle King County ACT-SO Competition. Her competition piece was Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64. She competed at National in August 2020. While Rachel did not medal nationally, she was an excellent representative for our local program. Way to go, Rachel!
Donate below to the ACT-SO scholarship fund to help support our young talented students as they work to compete locally and nationally at ACT-SO each year. For any questions or interest in the ACT-SO program, please contact NAACP ACT-SO Chair Monica T. Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS ACT-SO?
It's the NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), a year-long achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
ACT-SO relies on community volunteers and business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches in promoting academic and artistic excellence among African-American and Hispanic students. By providing an arena where students strive to excel in the sciences, arts and humanities, ACT-SO equips its participants with the skills to live meaningful lives.
ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition. For more information on specific categories CLICK HERE.
ACT-SO recruits students annually and conducts annual Academic Olympic competitions for students in grades 9th - 12th in NAACP Branches throughout the country. First place local winners then compete with youth from other cities at the National ACT-SO finals held during our National Convention.
Our program is volunteer operated and fully funded through community donations. In addition to programmatic expenses, our youth rely on donations to help fund their trip to the National Competition.
Seattle King County National Medal Winners: