ACT-SO is an acronym for Academic, Cultural, Technological Scientific Olympics. It is a yearlong enrichment program designed to recruit, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among high school students. The program centers around the dedication and commitment of community volunteers and business leaders; to serve as mentors and coaches to promote academic and artistic excellence among students. There are 32 categories of competition in the areas of STEM, humanities, performing arts, visual arts, business, and culinary arts.
In response to the growing concerns and circumstances surrounding COVID-19, and as a precautionary measure for the safety and health of our ACT-SO students, families, volunteers, and supporters, the Bloomington-Normal competition was virtual.
This year, our Olympians are prepared to compete in Humanities, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Business, and STEM categories. These talented students representing Bloomington School District 87 and McLean County Unit 5 have been working hard on their projects for the past seven months. To ensure the safety and well-being of everyone involved with ACT-SO, we will present a VIRTUAL COMPETITION AND AWARDS CEREMONY.
Meet Our 2020
NAACP ACT-SO Competitors