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WILLIAM M. BROWN, III
The Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) The Committee on ACT-SO shall follow these rules: (1) must be properly registered annually with the National Office and follow all directives outlined by the National ACT-SO Program; (2) understand that it is a major project of the NAACP. With ACT-SO, the NAACP is providing an instrument through which African American youth are encouraged and inspired toward excellence in academic and cultural pursuits while benefiting from the maximum support of their communities; (3) uphold its goal of ACT-SO that affords the same respect for African American Scholastic and cultural achievement that is given to heroes; and (4) recognizing that ACT-SO conducts annual academic competitions for students in grade nine(9) through twelve (12) in NAACP Units throughout the country in accordance with the published guidelines of the National Office and oversight of the National Director of ACT-SO Program
2022 National ACT-SO New Jersey Winners & Lancome's Write Her Future Scholarship Winners
ACT-SO Awards Ceremony NAACP 113th Annual Convention
Being presented (2) gold medals from the NJ State Act-So Competition, one for Poetry Performance and the other for Music Vocal: Classical. Kamarii automatically advanced to the National Competition where she won a Silver Medal in Poetry Performance.
Makayla Rivera a Rising Sophomore at West Orange High School, West Orange NJ receiving her Silver Medal from the NJ State Competition and her Certificate of Participation.
Jaquan Success our 2018 National Bronze Medalist for Architecture in San Antonio,Tx.
Each year, high school students across the country start a journey to sharpen their skills through the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). From visual arts and business to performing and culinary arts, participants work with community-based volunteers for a year to develop projects and performances. The experience culminates in local and national events where students compete for scholarships and other rewards.
ACT-SO aims to:
To participate in ACT-SO you must be:
Participants in the annual national ACT-SO competition are chosen from the local competitions.
ACT-SO inspires young Black students to expand their horizons and sharpen their skills. From performing and culinary arts to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), students can demonstrate their talents in up to three competition areas. Explore the 32 competitive fields.
ARCHITECTURE: The science, art, or profession of designing buildings or outdoor spaces.
BIOLOGY/MICROBIOLOGY: The science of life or of the origin, structure, reproduction, growth, and development of living organisms collectively.
CHEMISTRY/BIOCHEMISTRY: The science that deals with the composition, structure, and properties of chemical processes and phenomena of substances, and the transformation that they undergo.
COMPUTER SCIENCE: The science that deals with the theoretical aspects of computers including storage and the transformation of data using computers..
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES: The body of sciences that include geology, mineralogy, physiography, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, astronomy, speleology, seismology, geography, etc.
ENGINEERING: Projects that directly apply scientific principles to manufacturing and practical uses.
MATHEMATICS: The science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions of spaced configurations and their structure. Development of formal logical systems or various numerical and algebraic computations and the application of these principles.
MEDICINE AND HEALTH: The study of diseases and health of humans and animals.
PHYSICS: Theories, principles, and laws governing energy and the effect of energy on matter.
DANCE - BALLET: A series of rhythmic and highly technical patterned bodily movements usually performed to music using grace and precision.
DANCE - CONTEMPORARY: A series of rhythmic and technical patterned bodily movements usually performed to music.
DANCE - MODERN: A series of rhythmic and patterned bodily movements usually performed to music that focuses on the dancer's interpretations using their emotions and moods to develop choreography.
DANCE - TRADITIONAL: A series of rhythmic and patterned bodily movements usually performed to music to reflect the life of the people of a certain region or country.
DRAMATIC ARTS - ACTING: The art of staging or acting plays.
MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL - CLASSICAL: The art of performing with a device used to produce music with tones of the late 18th and 19th centuries characterized by an emphasis on balance, clarity, and moderation.
MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL - CONTEMPORARY: The art of performing with a device used to produce music with the tones of the present.
MUSIC VOCAL - CLASSICAL: The art of performing with the human voice rhythmic tones or sounds of the late 18th and 19th centuries characterized by an emphasis on balance, clarity, and moderation.
MUSIC VOCAL - CONTEMPORARY: The art of performing with the human voice rhythmic tones or sounds to produce music with the tones of the present.
ORATORY: The art of speaking in public eloquently and effectively. (This is not a dramatic presentation.)
POETRY PERFORMANCE: An original poem or prose performed as a monologue or exchange involving extemporization.
MUSIC COMPOSITION: The science or art of arranging music by ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination or in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity.
ORIGINAL ESSAY: A brief examination of a subject in prose usually expressing a personal view or interpretation of a subject or topic.
PLAYWRITING: A literary composition developed for the stage.
POETRY - WRITTEN: An original poem or prose performed as a monologue or exchange involving extemporization.
SHORT STORY: A brief examination of a subject in prose usually expressing a personal view or interpretation of a subject or topic.
DRAWING: The art of representing forms and figures on a surface by means of lines.
FILMMAKING: The art and process of making motion pictures.
PAINTING: The art of laying on paints with a brush or a knife.
PHOTOGRAPHY: The process, art, and technique of taking images recorded by a camera and reproducing them on a photosensitive surface
SCULPTURE: The art of making three-dimensional figures or designs.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Owning, organizing, and managing your own business by providing a necessary product or service.
CULINARY ARTS: The creative practice of cooking.
Sustainable Building Design is a separate category that is comprised of a minimum of (3) and a maximum of (5) students who would submit a project using sustainable design criteria as specified by the NAACP National ACT-SO Committee."
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