New Hanover County Schools’ students won some of the top awards at the New Hanover County NAACP’s Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) 2019 local competition held recently at the International Embassy of Holiness.
NHCS Students competed at NAACP OlympicsCongratulations to the following district students on their awards:
Kennedy Martin, Laney High School, (Gold- Sculpture; Silver – Poetry),
Cameron Martin, Isaac Bear Early College, (Gold – Short Story, Playwriting, and Painting),
Dhara Devane, Wilmington Early College, (Gold – Painting, Essay),
Lauryn Lee, Isaac Bear Early College, (Gold – Filmmaking),
Jackie Bennetone, Laney High School, (Gold – Contemporary Dance)
Nestor Rodriguez-Garcia, Brunswick Early College (Gold – Oratory)
The winning students will be traveling to Detroit this summer to compete at the national NAACP ACT-SO competition. ACT-SO has been the primary national NAACP youth activity for the past 41 years. Each year, high school students compete locally in 32 categories for the opportunity to win a trip to nationals and a chance to win national scholarships. New Hanover County is in its third year of competition. Last year, two of NHCS students won bronze medals nationally, along with $1,000 scholarships and new iPads.