Duarte will again host the Pasadena-Duarte NAACP’s local competition of the Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) for all high school youth, especially those of African American descent, on Saturday, April 28th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Duarte Senior Center located at 1610 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA. The competition portion is free and open to the public beginning at 1:00 pm.
Students who are citizens of the United States, enrolled in grades 9-12 and are amateurs in any of the more than 30 categories of competition are invited to participate. Youth who achieve a gold medal in their category will proceed to compete in the National Competition to be held July 13-15 in advance of the 109th NAACP Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
Most recently at the 2017 National ACT-SO competition in Baltimore, MD., three local high school students including two Duarte High School graduates were awarded a total of three medals: gold, silver and bronze. Since the Branch started competing in 2010, six national medals have been won for the community.
For additional information about the competition, contact Marilyn Mays, Teen Center Supervisor at (626) 303-0863, ext. 402 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.