The Annual NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics also know as (ACT-SO), held its competition during the 110th NAACP Convention held, last weekend in Detroit Michigan. Nationally some of the brightest most talented students competed in areas of dance, vocal, instrumental, dramatics, and visual arts. This was the 41st Annual NAACP National ACT-SO Competition. Local Douglass Anderson student Davon McGauley won a Gold medal and scholarship for his painting in the visual arts category. Anderson will attend Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ) in the fall.
The ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. ACT-SO was founded in 1978 by journalist Vernon Jarrett to promote and award academic achievement. Competition winners receive medals and scholarships.