Updated: Jul 21, 2022
In April of 2022, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Vancouver Branch held their first National NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) competition and was a resounding success, and an incredible opportunity for Black youth in our community. The NAACP Vancouver is proud to announce that two of the Youth who participated in our first local ACT-SO competition won medals at the National ACT-SO competition. This event was hosted in Atlantic City from July 14-20, 2022 and consisted of over 500 students from NAACP branches across the country. ACT-SO Chair, Bridgette Fahnbulleh, attributes the success of the program to the commitment of our talented students and the volunteer, mentors, and parents who provided the guidance to our students.
Our 2022 ACT-SO medalist are:
Devon won the silver medal in sculpting
Amyah won the gold medal for photography
Jasmine Tolbert, President of the NAACP Vancouver, states “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 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.
To support ACT-SO students, you can donate to this program on the website www.naacpvancouverwa.org/donate. For more information on the 2022 competition, please contact the ACT-SO Chair, Bridgette Fahnbulleh at (360) 356-4828 or at actso@email@example.com.