On Saturday, August 10th, Award-winning high school students will demonstrate their academic, artistic and scientific expertise at a meeting of the Oakland NAACP, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Oakland Library, 1801 Adeline Street.
At this special general membership meeting and reception, Oakland NAACP’s ACT-SO participants will perform, and the winner of the Gold Medal in Dramatics at the 2013 NAACP National ACT-SO Competition held in Orlando, Florida, will be honored.< p>ACT-SO is an academic competition of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), providing a forum for African-American high school students to demonstrate their talents. The contest features 26 categories of competition in the sciences, performing arts, humanities, culinary arts, visual arts, and entrepreneurship.
ACT-SO conducts annual academic competitions for students in grades 9 through 12 at NAACP branches throughout the country. Participating branches hold local competitions. The local gold medal winners compete at the National ACT-SO Competition during the annual NAACP National Convention.