ACT-SO News Watch

2017 Local Awards Ceremony

New York City! Come out and support our young talented Scientists, Poets, Playwriters, Painters, Musicians, Writers and more. See NYC High School Students reaching for the Gold…..They are all WINNERS!

Bring your teachers, family members and friends

General Seating & Free Admission

Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, May 2, 2016 | 6:30 PM

St. Francis College 180 Remsen Street (off Court Street) Borough Hall, Brooklyn

Note: All ACT-SO Students MUST Arrive At The Ceremony no Later Than 5:30 PM. Keep in Mind The Ceremony Begins Promptly At 6:30 PM.

Edward R. Murrow to host the 2017 NYC Local Competition

On behalf of the NYC ACT-SO family and friends, we thank Edward R. Murrow High School for being gracious and will host the 2017 ACT-SO “Olympics of the Mind” Competition.

2017 “Olympics of the Mind” Local Competition
When: April 22
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Edward R. Murrow High School

Subway: Q to Ave M

Buses: B11, B49, B6, B68, B9, BM1, BM3, BM4

Second Chance! Preparation for the 28th Annual NYC ACT-SO Local Competition – Project Evaluation and Registration

It’s that time of the year once again as we get ready in high gear and in full preparation for the 28th annual NYC ACT-SO ‎”Olympics of the Mind” Local Competition on Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NOT ATTENDED A WORKSHOP AND ARE STILL INTERESTED IN COMPETING THIS YEAR, IT IS NOT TOO LATE! APPLY HERE.

Important requirements for Saturday, April 15th:

NYC ACT-SO Registration for competition will take place:

Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

The ACT-SO Offices, The Roy Wilkins Center,

270 West 96th Street (between Broadway and West End Avenue), New York City

Requirements for registration:

  • All projects must be approved by the Coach of that category or an ACT-SO official
  • All students must have a passport size (3X3) photo (B&W or Color)
  • All written projects (Essay, Short Story, Poetry, Playwriting, Business, Entrepreneurship, Science, Music Composition) must be notarized with one (1) copy
  • You will also need the following for Music competition:

a. Music Vocal – 2 copies of your music if you need an accompanist

b. Music/Instrumental – 6 copies of sheet music

  • All students must have a biography (1 page minimum), typed and double-spaced.

Note: You must register in order to compete, no exceptions.

If you have any questions, please call: 917-541- 3348

 

News Alert – Our workshop location has changed!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will no longer  be ‎meeting at Public School 98, but instead and starting this Saturday, January 14, the Workshops will be held at the ACTSO Office, located at the Naacp Roy Wilkins Center, 270 West 96th Street, New York City, between Broadway and West End Avenue.

Saturday Enrichment Workshops begin at 10:30 a.m., and are held at the NYC ACT-SO Office, 270 West 96th Street, between Broadway & West End, NYC. Take the #1, 2 or 3 to 96th Street

Results of the 2016 Nationals in Cincinnati July 14-17

Total medals 9; (3) Gold in Physics, Earth & Space Science, and Sculpture;  (4)  Silver in Physics, Earth & Space Science, Sculpture  and Oratory; and (2) Bronze in Chemistry and Dramatics.

The best performance by any chapter for the second year in a row.

Thanks once again for your unwavering support.

Have a great summer.

 

2016 “Olympics of the Mind” Awards Ceremony

It was 9:00 a.m., on a sunny Saturday Spring morning! 2839 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NYC! It was an awesome site to behold! 145 of the best and brightest students from across New York City High Schools converging on Midwood Medical High School @ Brooklyn College! Science projects in hand, violins in their cases, students in tuxedo, evening gowns, business suits and festive dress. After 4 months of rigorous coaching and training, developing projects in Dance, Dramatics, Poetry, Vocal, Filmmaking, Painting, Biology, Physics, Mathematics and much more, the day of competition was finally here. The students made presentations all day before more than 50 qualified judges, in the more than 26 ACT-SO categories, until late in the evening when the last student in Earth and Space Science made her presentation.

It was finally over and the students gave it their all. Now the judges have adjudicated and the results are in, the stakes are high and the anticipation is unbearable.   More than 60 Gold, Silver and Bronze medals along with cash will be awarded to the students with the highest scores in Saturday’s competition.

New York City! Come out and support our young talented Scientists, Poets, Playwriters, Painters, Musicians, Writers and more. See NYC High School Students reaching for the Gold…..They are all WINNERS!

Bring your teachers, family members and friends

Due to the Building’s Security, you MUST RSVP by Saturday, April 30, in order to attend. NO EXCEPTIONS. RSVP by Calling: 917-541-3348

General Seating & Free Admission

Awards Ceremony
Monday, May 9, 2016 | 6:30 PM

St. Francis College 180 Remsen Street (off Court Street) Borough Hall, Brooklyn

 

Note: All ACT-SO Students MUST Arrive At The Ceremony no Later Than 5:30 PM. Keep in Mind The Ceremony Begins Promptly At 6:30 PM.

We need judges and volunteers for this year’s local competition.

It’s that time of the year once again as we get ready in high gear and in full preparation for the 26th annual NYC ACT-SO ‎”Olympics of the Mind” Local Competition on Saturday, April 16, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The students have been working diligently on individual projects since the opening of school back in September and are looking forward to a rigorous day of competition.

Please plan to spend the entire day with us as we are anticipating a large number of contestants this year.

The host of the competition is Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, 2839  Bedford Avenue.  Easy access by subway – take the IRT #2 train to the last stop, exiting at Flatbush Avenue & Brooklyn College.

We are in need of judges in all the categories but especially in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine & Health, and Physics.  Your help in our outreach efforts would be greatly appreciated.  Please send us the information for anyone who might be interested in being a judge.

‎We are asking that you confirm your attendance by calling Anton Tomlinson @ 917-541-3348. ‎

For our files, please send us a copy of your most recent resume by email at actsoinfo@actso.org or fill out our volunteer form.

We thank you and looking forward to seeing you on April 16.

Warmest regards,

Anton Tomlinson

Chairman

NYC ACT-SO

Midwood High School to host the 2016 NYC Local Competition

On behalf of the NYC ACT-SO family and friends, we thank Midwood High School @ Brooklyn College for being gracious and will host the 2016 ACT-SO “Olympics of the Mind” Competition.  This is the first time in our 26 year history that Midwood will be the host and we look forward to having a wonderful time.

“Olympics of the Mind” Local Competition
When: April 16
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Midwood High School
2839 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn (near Bedford & Glenwood Roads)

Easy access by subway – take the IRT #2 train to the last stop, exiting at Flatbush Avenue & Brooklyn College.