The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in STEM, humanities, business, and performing, visual and culinary arts. Almost 300,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception.
For over forty years the mission of ACT-SO has been to prepare, recognize and reward youth of African descent who exemplify scholastic and artistic excellence.
Eligibility: Be a high school student enrolled in grades 9 through 12. Emphasis: African-American students, but all races are welcomed.
To become a participant, email your bio/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Information: https://www.naacp.org/act-so/
Architecture, Biology/Microbiology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Space Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine and Health, Physics
Dance – Ballet, Dance – Contemporary Dance – Modern, Dance – Traditional, Dramatics, Music, Instrumental – Classical, Music Instrumental – Contemporary, Music, Vocal – Classical, Music Vocal – Contemporary, Oratory, Poetry – performance
Music Composition, Original Essay, Playwriting, Poetry – written, Short Story
Drawing, Filmmaking, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Cornelius Smith Jr.
Edwina Findley Dickerson
Dr. Ben Carson
Hope Olaide Wilson