By Special to the Daily World
Each year the Atlanta Branch of the NAACP sends students from Atlanta to participate in the annual national NAACP ACT-SO competitions. Each year Atlanta brings home winners. “We want nothing less than to bring home winners from the 2012 ACT-SO competition which is being held in Houston in July during the national convention of the NAACP, says Rev. Douglas Prather, chairperson of the Atlanta Branch’s ACT-SO local team.
The NAACP’s nationally recognized 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. Historically, ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, and the performing and visual arts.
The Atlanta Branch of the NAACP is having a local competition on March 31, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Frederick Douglass High School in southwest Atlanta, located at 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, NW.
After local winners are selected, these students work from April through July with their local mentorships and enrichment program to prepare for national competitions.
For more information about ACT-SO, contact the NAACP Atlanta office at 404-756-5447 or email Mary Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.