ACT-SO National Coming Up!

Once again, the NAACP San Diego Branch ACT-SO program is sending Ms Jor’Denay Collier to compete in Poetry Performance at the National ACT-SO Competition!

Jor’Denay, our Gold Winner!

This year’s competition will be in Detroit, Michigan, at the Renaissance Center, pictured above.

Jor’Denay’s Aunt Kim and ACT-SO Chair Renita will be there to cheer her on.

ACT-SO Debrief, Brainstorm and Celebration

On Saturday, June 8th, from 3-5pm, the ACT-SO team will meet at Liberty Station to enjoy one another’s company, graze from the Public Market, and talk about how this ACT-SO season went and what could make it better next year.

We would LOVE for any of our students, parents, and volunteers to come and chat with us about what you liked, what you didn’t like and what you’d like us to try.

We would also welcome anyone with input to come hang out with us and help brainstorm–just be warned: you will probably be asked to help with anything you suggest!

If you plan to come, please drop us a line at [email protected] so we can arrange for you to find us.

ACT-SO Showcase Schedule

It’s Show(case)time!

The ACT-SO Showcase is coming up fast, on April 27th at the fabulous World Beat Center.  We have nine students across 13 competitions, so it’s going to be a very busy day.  However, there will be frequent intermissions and you’re free to watch only those competitions that interest you.  There’s a lot to see both in the Beat and in the Park outside, so there is plenty to do while you are waiting.

Our day will be divided into two major blocks; 1-3pm and 3-5pm.  Each block will be divided into multiple sections of related competitions.  Once the 3-5pm block ends, we will present the scores and the Showcase will be done.


1:00PM – 3:00PM

Opening

Renita Payno
Anaya Payno
Clovis Honoré

Visual Arts

Amy Amoah – Drawing
Jacari Jenkins – Drawing
Sharr Alexander – Painting
Joshua Olaoye – Photography

Keynote

Charda Fontenot

Music

Jacari Jenkins – Composition
Raynisha Fields – Classical Instrument
Caleb Berry – Contemporary Instrument
Shainiece Law – Contemporary Vocal


3:00PM – 5:00PM

Humanities

Amy Amoah – Essay
Raynisha Fields – Essay
Raynisha Fields – Written Poetry

STEM

Jackson Duckworth – Mathematics
Joshua Olaoye – Computer Science

Performing Arts (Spoken)

Jor’Denay Collier – Oratory
Jor’Denay Coller – Poetry Performance


5:00PM

Presentation of Scores

Renita Payno
All Competitors


Competitors

PLEASE ARRIVE WELL BEFORE THE START OF YOUR BLOCK.  We cannot give you an exact start time, as things inevitably change as the day goes forward.  If you are in the 1-3pm block, please arrive by 12:30pm. If you are in the 3-5pm block, please arrive by 2:30pm.  When you arrive, check-in at the student table, and you will be directed to the Green Room to wait to compete.

IF YOU MISS YOUR PERFORMANCE TIME, other competitors will be called to perform.  Once all the other competitors in your section (Visual Arts, Music, Humanities, STEM, Performing Arts (Spoken)) have gone, you will have another opportunity.  IF YOU ARE STILL NOT PRESENT AT THAT TIME, YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO COMPETE.

Judges

We will seat all the judges for a single section (Visual Arts, Music, Humanities, STEM, Performing Arts (Spoken)) at one time.  You may not be judging each competition in the section, but please don’t wander off into traffic until the whole category is finished!

Presentation of Scores

We will present scores at the end of the entire competition.  If you are in the 1-3pm block, your scores WILL NOT be available until then.  Be sure to come back at 5pm if you want to get your score!

Presentation of Awards and Scholarships

The awards and actual scholarship checks will be presented at the NAACP San Diego Branch General Membership Meeting at 6pm on May 2nd, 2019, in the Community Room at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid.

More Volunteers Desperately Needed!

We are looking for 8-12 more volunteers for the Showcase.  We need people for setup, teardown, to run a video camera, to welcome students, judges, and other volunteers, and more.  Please write us at [email protected] if you can help!

2019 ACT-SO Showcase to be Held at World Beat Center

Breaking news! The ACT-SO Showcase will be held at the fantastic World Beat Center in Balboa Park!

Join us to celebrate the Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific talents of African-American high school students on April 27th!

The exact schedule of events is not yet finalized, but the various competitions will begin at 1pm and finish by 5pm. A detailed schedule will be available soon, so you can decide which competition(s) you want to see.

ACT-SO Joins Futuristic Fun; Dream Tank and Vision Board

Care to envision the future? Want to plan to carry it out? ACT-SO is joining two futuristic events for young folks:

You’ve seen the mess old folks have made of the world; it’s up to you to straighten it out. Show up and show them new ideas to beat the old ones!

These events are both free and require no registration; just show up!

While the Vision Board Party will build on the Dream Tank, and it’s best if you can do both, you may attend either one without the other.