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.
Dear ACT-SO supporters,
Illinois State NAACP Conference President, Teresa Haley, has canceled all NAACP events for the months of March and April.
In response to the growing concerns and circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic (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 and banquet have been postponed. This decision was made after careful consideration of the current information available from the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as state and local health officials.
The Bloomington-Normal ACT-SO Leadership Team
Meet Our 2020
NAACP ACT-SO Competitors