New Hanover County Schools




New Hanover County Students Excel at NAACP Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics

NHCS Students at the NAACP Olympics
New Hanover County Schools’ students won some of the top awards at the New Hanover County NAACP’s Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) 2019 local competition held recently at the International Embassy of Holiness.
Congratulations to the following district students on their awards:
  • Kennedy Martin, Laney High School, (Gold- Sculpture; Silver - Poetry),
  • Cameron Martin, Isaac Bear Early College, (Gold - Short Story, Playwriting, and Painting),
  • Dhara Devane, Wilmington Early College, (Gold - Painting, Essay),
  • Lauryn Lee, Isaac Bear Early College, (Gold - Filmmaking),
  • Jackie Bennetone, Laney High School, (Gold - Contemporary Dance)
  • Nestor Rodriguez-Garcia, Brunswick Early College (Gold - Oratory)
The winning students will be traveling to Detroit this summer to compete at the national NAACP ACT-SO competition. ACT-SO has been the primary national NAACP youth activity for the past 41 years. Each year, high school students compete locally in 32 categories for the opportunity to win a trip to nationals and a chance to win national scholarships. New Hanover County is in its third year of competition. Last year, two of NHCS students won bronze medals nationally, along with $1,000 scholarships and new iPads.