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Each year, high school students across the country start a journey to sharpen their skills through the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). From visual arts and business to performing and culinary arts, participants work with community-based volunteers for a year to develop projects and performances. The experience culminates in local and national events where students compete for scholarships and other rewards.

Winners from the local competitions compete at the National Competition and Ceremonies, held every July in conjunction with the NAACP National Convention.

Our competitors with their date and time slots are:

July 7, Maya Daniels – Drawing (9 am)

July 8, Sadaya Hamby – Poetry Performance (1 pm)

July 9, Sean Milliner – Short Story (9:30 am)

July 9, Chanel Wilson – Entrepreneuership (10 am)

July 9, Sadaya Hamby – Poetry Written (10:30 am)

July 9, Sierra Ward – Original Essay (1:30 pm)

July 11, Awards ceremony pre-party begins at 5 pm - 43rd NAACP ACT-SO Awards Ceremony begins at 6pm

The link to watch all competitions is highlighted below. This link can be shared on web sites,

social media etc.


All competitions can be viewed at Registration is not required to

view competitions, however, viewers must create a profile to customize a schedule, get alerts,

and participate in the chat. The registration component is live. Updates are pushed to user

emails that elect to register.


Galilee Baptist Church

1216 N. Westnedge, Kalamazoo

Thursday, July 1, 2021

I2:OO p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

For an appointment visit and enter sponsor code: GALILEE,

or call 1 -800-RED CROSS (1 -800-733-2767).

Come to give July 1 - 6 for an exclusive Red Cross embroidered hat, while supplies last!


With the COVID-19 pandemic, high unemployment and school disruptions there is now a greater need for you to help ACT-SOC support the Afro-Academic Cultural Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) program of the Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch NAACP educational initiatives. ACT-SO is a program designed to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academic (STEM) and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.

For golfers this event includes 18 holes of golf with cart, special events, prizes, lunch and a buffet dinner. Optional, team skins, 50/50 drawing, silent auctions and raffle prizes.

For non-golfers this event includes a buffet dinner and access to the optional 50/50 drawing, silent auctions and raffle prizes.

4 Person Team Scramble

July 9, 2021

Gull Lake View West Course

7417 N 38th Street

Augusta, MI 49012

More information on the event can be found here:

Register by June 19, 2021

Register and pay online


make check payable to ACT-SOC Kalamazoo, Inc.

and print and mail the form below with your team information to

ACT-SOC Kalamazoo, Inc

167 North Drake Road #19037

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

For additional information contact any of the following Golf Committee Members:

Dick Brown - (269-344-9203) + Bob Caston – (269-501-0499)

Eldon Dorrington (269-808-5273) + Cole Purnell – (269-906-0094)

Ken Rowell – (269-217-3000)

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