Area students to showcase talent, skills in upcoming NAACP competition
sponsored by the Milwaukee Chapter of the NAACP. The competition
will be held on Saturday, April
21, from 1:00pm until 4:00pm, at
Milwaukee High School of the Arts,
2300W. Highland Ave.
ACT-SO, a yearlong youth
achievement program, is designed to
recruit, stimulate, and encourage
high academic and cultural achievement
among high school students.
The program relies on the dedication
and commitment of community and business leaders who volunteer as
mentors and coaches to promote academic and artistic excellence. Through
this collaborative effort, participating students develop the confidence and
skills needed to excel in school and in life.
ACT-SO currently includes 26 categories of competition in the sciences,
humanities, business, and performing and visual arts.
The local ACT-SO competitions and Award Ceremonies showcase the results
of the students’ hard work. Competition winners receive medals and
prizes provided by the local and regional sponsors and contributors. The local
gold medalists then advance to the national competition during the annual
NAACP convention in Houston, TX this July.
To participate, students must 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
Applications are due, Tuesday, April 17 by 5:00 pm, and can be picked up at the NAACP Milwaukee Branch Offices.
For further inquiries please contact the NAACP Milwaukee Branch:
Attention: Reigne Brown or Jacqueline Cook, 2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King #202, Milwaukee, WI 53212; (P) 414-562-1000