MPS Student Wins Gold Medal at National NAACP Competition
Milwaukee High School of the Arts students honored for music, arts
“I have been involved with the ACT-SO program for 25 years. It is replete with academic and artistic rigor and affords our students opportunities to exchange ideas with the best and brightest teens from around the nation,” said Raymond Roberts, MHSA Choral Director. “The long lasting impact on all of these students is the greatest reward for their participation. But, being awarded the gold medal is fantastic, too!”
The MPS students competed with 750 other students, each representing their local branch of the NAACP. ACT-SO is an acronym for Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics, and it is the principal youth initiative of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). It is a yearlong enrichment program designed to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. There are 29 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, performing and visual arts.
Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to redefining the MPS experience by expanding its fine arts programming, in an effort to improve outcomes for all students. The district continues to grow arts opportunities for students, including the addition of more than 100 art, music and physical education specialist teaching positions in recent years.
MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver and the entire MPS family congratulate Kaprice and her classmates on this national recognition!
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