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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!

April 4, 2019 General Membership Meeting

We will meet at 6pm, April 4, 2019, in the Community Room at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Avenue. A light meal will be provided. This month, we may not have child care, as our usual provider is unavailable.

You may view the meeting packet-in-progress here. It’s a good idea to look through the packet before the meeting.

At the start of each meeting, members are asked if they want to “pull” a report for questions or comments. Please feel free to do so–it is your right to ask questions or comment. Like any democracy, the Branch operates best when people exercise their rights.

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.

March 7, 2019 General Membership Meeting

We met at 6pm, March 7, 2019, back in the Community Room at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Avenue. The turnout was larger than average, probably reflective of our membership growth over the last months.

You may view the meeting packet.

February 7 General Membership Meeting

We met at 6pm at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. We were not in the Community Room, but instead were on the third floor, in Room #389. We will return to the Community Room in March.

View the Meeting Packet

Wow! Our Partners at SDG&E Really Came Through!

From left to right: Assistant Treasurer Wanda Rogers, Treasurer Darryl Stovall, Vice President Francine Maxwell, SDG&E Community Relations Manager Nhu Tran, and President Clovis Honoré

Last night at our February General Membership Meeting, Ms Nhu Tran, Community Relations Manager from SDG&E surprised us by announcing that SDG&E was giving us a $10,000 grant to further our work with kids. We are so grateful to see SDG&E take such an interest in developing African-American kids into the leaders we all know they can be!

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Parade

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr giving his “I Have a Dream” speech.

Final Updates!

T-Shirts are Here!

The t-shirts are here. If you ordered a t-shirt, we have it for you. If you didn’t order a t-shirt, you can still pick one up in most common sizes. T-shirts cost $15. You may purchase one at the parade, or you may purchase one from 2-3pm on Saturday, January 19th at the NAACP Office, Room 388 of the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center at 404 Euclid Avenue.

Find Us by the Fountain

The parade sets up between noon and 2pm on Harbor Drive between the County Administration Building (1600 Pacific Highway) and the Embarcadero. We will gather at 1pm by the circular fountain on the bay (Harbor Drive) side of the County Administration building:

Please arrive by 1pm to be sure to have time to find us before the parade begins. Consider taking the trolley to the County Administration Building to avoid parking problems.

About the Parade

Read what the organizers, the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. have to say about the parade:

Join us on Harbor Drive Monday, January 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. for the 39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands, Drill Teams, College, Fraternities & Sororities, Churches, Peace and Youth organizations.


This parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American fraternity in America, founded in 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Dr. King was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha.


Come join thousands as we continue the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 21, at 2:00 p.m.