From left to right: David Baptiste, Cornelius Tulloch, Mia Lockart, Dylan Etienne-Ramsay, Hanna Ali, Ezekiel Binns, Nadia Wolff, and Asanma Weeks celebrate their accomplishments at the ACT-SO competition.
The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, and performing and visual arts. More than 260,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception. Eight DASH students who were already Gold Medal NAACP ACT-SO Regional Winners competed in nine different categories in Cincinnati, Ohio July 14th-17th for the 2016 National ACT-SO Competition.
The regional Gold Medal winners were:
Hanna Ali: Photography
David Baptiste: Photography and Sculpture
Ezekiel Binns: Architecture and Original Essay
Mia Lockhart: Sculpture
Dylan Etienne-Ramsey: Drawing
Cornelius Tulloch: Architecture
Asanma Weeks: Painting
Nadia Wolff: Performance Poetry
Additionally, the following students won national awards:
David Baptiste: Bronze Winner for Photography
Ezekiel Binns: Silver Winner for Original Essay
Dylan Etienne-Ramsey: Silver Winner for Drawing
Cornelius Tulloch: Bronze Winner for Architecture