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ACT-SO Meeting

Posted on Sunday, February 27, 2011 by for ACT-SO, Extra Credit, Juniors, Seniors.

Mr. Anton Tomlinson will be here on Monday, February 28th, 2011 to speak about the New York City Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). All juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend this presentation. The meeting will take place period 9 in room A318.

The ACT-SO program has two major components — regularly scheduled enrichment workshops and the “Olympics of the Mind” competition and ceremony. During the workshops, which are held during the academic year, volunteer coaches work with students on projects and assignments designed to enhance the students’ knowledge and skills in the Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Additional components of the workshops are seminars and trips designed to introduce students to their cultural heritage and other workshops to prepare them for college and employment. The program culminates with the “Olympics of the Mind” competition and awards ceremony which give the students an opportunity to showcase their projects and to be recognized for their achievements.

For more information visit the NYC ACT-SO website and read this pdf.

ACT-SO 2011 Flyer

2010 National ACT-SO : Nafi Shabnam wins Silver

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2010 by for ACT-SO, Awards.

Nafi Shabnam received a Silver Medal in Medicine and Health at the 2010 ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics) in Kansas City, Missouri.

2010 NYC ACT-SO : Nafi Shabnam wins Gold

Posted on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 by for ACT-SO, Awards.

Nafi Shabnam was declared a First Prize Winner and Gold Medalist in the 2010 New York City ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics) in the Medical & Health category. The award includes a $500 scholarship and the chance to compete in the National ACT-SO in Kansas City, Missouri July 7-10.

2009 Miscellaneous Awards

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 by for ACT-SO, Awards, Miscellaneous, NASA.

  • Anika Ahmed
    was awarded Honorable Mention in the DNA Day competition sponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics.
  • Avner Aronov
    was awarded first place in the Con Edison Go Green Essay Contest and received $200.
  • Sadrach Pierre
    was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry at the Brooklyn High School Chemistry Day held on October 23rd, 2009 (10/23 a.k.a. "Mole Day") at Brooklyn College.
  • Sadrach Pierre
    was also declared a First Prize Winner and Gold Medalist in the 2009 New York City ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics) in the biochemistry category.
  • The teams of Farhana Pinki & Lima Nusrat and Sharmin Rahman & Michael Pimpinella
    were semifinalists in the NASA Dream Experience contest.
  • Farhana Pinki
    was selcted to participate in NASA’s INSPIRE Online Community and received a laptop computer. (INSPIRE stands for Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience.)

2002 NAACP ACT-SO

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 by for ACT-SO, Awards.

The Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is one of the only programs of its kind that recognizes, rewards, and showcases academic and artistic excellence among high school students of African-descent. The NAACP salutes the young achievers who have made a commitment to excellence through their participation in the ACT-SO program.

  • Jason Atkins won a first place award in Biology at the NAACP’s ACT/SO Competition this May. He will represent NYC at the National NAACP Convention in Texas this summer.
  • Oluseyi Fashusi won a third place award.
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