Area high school students will participate in the annual Afro-American, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), competition sponsored by the Milwaukee Chapter of the NAACP. The competition will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 1:00pm until 4:00pm, at Milwaukee High School of the Arts, 2300 W. Highland Ave.
ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, and performing and visual arts. Components of this program include a local, city-wide competition, mentoring of local first place winners, and their subsequent participation at the national competition during the annual NAACP convention this summer in Houston, TX.
To participate, students had to meet the following qualifications:
- Must be of African-American descent
- Must be a high school student enrolled in grades 9-12
- Must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States
- Must be of amateur status –never having performed as a professional in any categories of the competition
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights for all, and to eliminate radical hatred and racial discrimination. The NAACP strives for a society where all individuals are treated fairly and equally.