7 Students To Represent Chattanooga ACT-SO At National Competition

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic achievement among African-American high school students, and includes 26 categories of competition. Since it's inception, over a quarter of a million students have participated in ACT-SO related events.  

As a result of this year's competition, seven students were awarded gold medals and will represent Chattanooga ACT-SO at the National ACT-SO Competition which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada later this year.  

In the past seven years, Chattanooga ACT-SO has won five national medals at the National Competition.  

There were more than 100 applicants and dozens of student medalists and participants this year. 

For more information on ACT-SO visit www.ACTSO.ChattanoogaNAACP.org, or call 400-1040. 


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