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NAACP Vancouver announces National ACT-SO winners

The Columbian
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VANCOUVER — In April, the NAACP Vancouver branch held its first National NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics competition, and it was a resounding success, with two of the youth who participated winning medals at the National ACT-SO competition. This event was hosted in Atlantic City, N.J., from July 14-20 and consisted of more than 500 students from NAACP branches across the country. ACT-SO Chair, Bridgette Fahnbulleh, attributes the success of the program to the commitment of their talented students and the volunteer, mentors and parents who provided guidance to their students. Jasmine Tolbert, NAACP Vancouver president, said, “I am so proud of our youth. They really worked hard and were committed to this annual program working with great mentors.” ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among Black high school students. The NAACP Clark County ACT-SO Committee develops mechanisms to encourage and inspire Black youth toward excellence in academics, cultural pursuits and opportunities through community support in local annual high school competitions.

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