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Area students to showcase talent, skills in upcoming NAACP competition

Area high school students are encouraged to participate in the annualAfro-American, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), 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

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