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.