Junior Aconda Williams and senior Jamaris Mitchell earned first place recognition at the Syracuse NAACP/ACT-SO in their categories, and as a result, both will be competing at the national level in Washington, D.C. this summer.
Williams will compete in the poetry category, while Mitchell advances in the dance category.
The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics 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 26 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, and performing and visual arts. More than 260,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception.
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