by Monique McCarthy
There’s definitely some talent in Duval. On Saturday, April 9th, local high school students from 9th to 12th grade competed in different areas such as performing arts, visual arts, and humanities, to win the Gold Medal in the 2016 Jacksonville Branch NAACP ACT-SO Competition. The competition is annually held at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and judged by local community leaders.
The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics is a year long achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
For more information, visit www.actsojax.org.