Richmond students win first place in NAACP competition


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Students in Richmond schools took home first place awards at the NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). 

The program runs throughout the year and is designed to recruit and encourage strong academic and cultural achievements among African-American high school students. 

The gold medal award winners are listed as follows:

  • My’Asia Goode: Open High School (Drawing)
  • Heaven Cannady: Open High School (Contemporary Singing)
  • Jaydn Colden: Franklin Military Academy (Oratory, Photography)
  • Christopher Oliver: Thomas Jefferson High School (Poetry Performance)
  • Toni Brown: George Wythe High School (Contemporary Dance)

The students will represent Richmond Public Schools in the National ACT-SO Competition July in Detroit. 

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