GEORGIA ACT-SO PROGRAM
State ACT-SO Chair
STATE ACT-SO Co-Chair
The NAACP’s 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.
ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in STEM, humanities, business, and performing, visual and culinary arts. Almost 300,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception.
For over thirty years the mission of ACT-SO has been to prepare, recognize and reward youth of African descent who exemplify scholastic and artistic excellence.
The goals of ACT-SO are:
To mobilize the adult community for the promotion of academic and artistic excellence.
To recognize creative talent and academic achievement.
To provide and assist students with the necessary skills to establish goals and acquire the confidence and training to make a successful contribution to society.
The Georgia NAACP coordinates the work of the various Units and stimulates the participates ambitions throught joint workshops, cultural enrichment activities, and fundraising endeavors.
For more information on Georgia ACTSO contact Ebonique or Toni, State ACT-SO Chairs. Read a message from Larry Brown Jr, NAACP ACT-SO National Director.
GEORGIA ACT-SO PROGRAMS
Dr. Martha Plowden
Augusta-Richmond County Branch
Brooks County Branch
Dr. Patricia DeShazior-Hill
Carroll County Branch
Clayton County Branch
Cobb County Branch
DeKalb County Branch
Henry County Branch
West Metro Branch
ACT-SO NATIONAL MEDALISTS
Barry Duperon, Atlanta Branch
Silver Medalist, Visual Arts (2011)
Silver Medalist, Visual Arts (2012)
Triple Medalist, Visual Arst (2013)
Lawrence Simon, Atlanta Branch
Bronze Medalist, Culinary Arts (2011)
Jay Newsome, II, Fayette County YC
Silver Medalist, Music (2012)
Michael Adeyosose, Gwinnett County YC
Bronze Medalist, Science (2012)
Kelli McKinney, Fayette County YC
Silver Medalist, Photography (2013)
Anescia Loi, Gwinnett County YC
Silver Medalist, Business (2013)
Victoria Martinez, Gwinnett County YC
Silver Medalist, Culinary Arts (2013)
Melvin Byrd, Gwinnett County YC
Silver Medalist, Music (2014)
Rianni Tyes, Gwinnett County YC
Gold Medalist, Culinary Arts (2015)
Brandon Hines, Gwinnett County YC
Silver Medalist, Poetry-Written (2015)
Tejah Coffee, Gwinnett County YC
Bronze Medalist, Business (2015)
George Olverson, IV DeKalb County Branch
Silver Medalist, Medicine & Health (2016)
Rashaud Clark, Clayton County Branch
Bronze Medalist, Culinary (2016)
Derrik Reid, DeKalb County Branch
Bronze Medalist, Music (2016)