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  • January 31, 2018 1:00 AM | Claude Lee (Administrator)

    Hello ACT-SO Student and Parents!!  The  competition is around the corner and there is a lot to cover. The last Enrichment Session of the year will take place this Saturday, February 17th from 2pm - 5pm. 

    Everyone's presence is required, especially PARENTS. We will be discussing key points on how your children need to prepare for competition; so you don't want to miss it.

    Important Upcoming Events:

    Event Date Time/Notes
    Jr. ACT-SO Competition
    Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
    9:00 - am - 1:00 pm Glenbard South Highschool
    Pre-Competition Meeting (Mandatory) 
    Sunday, March 4th, 2018
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
    (STEM, Humanities, Filmmaking and Business submissions must be turned in at this meeting.  NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!!)
    College of DuPage- Student Resource Center Rm. 2000
    ACT-SO (HS) Competition
    Saturday, March 17th, 2018
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    (Student Registration 7:30 am - 8:00 am)
    College of DuPage 
    ACT-SO Awards Banquet 
    Sunday, March 18th, 2018
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    (students arrive at 1:00 pm, doors open to the public at 2:00 pm) 
    Bolingbrook Golf Club
    National ACT-SO Competition
    July 12th - 15th, 2018
    San Antonio, Texas

    You're all incredible and we look forward to seeing you do amazing things!!

  • October 28, 2017 10:18 PM | Claude Lee (Administrator)

    Juried Art - Museum of Science and Industry     

    Since 1970, the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) has hosted the Juried Art Exhibition, the nation’s longest-running exhibition of African-American art. November 10, 2017 – Submission deadline 

    Works created in any medium are eligible, including: 

    Architecture + Design • Ceramics • Digital Art • Drawing • Mixed Media • Painting • Photography + Video • Print Media • Sculpture • Textiles 

    >> Link to MSI

    >> Link to Juried Art Exhibit

  • October 28, 2017 10:06 PM | Claude Lee (Administrator)

    Hebru Brantley: Forced Field | Elmhurst Art Museum  

    September 9 through January 7, 2018 

    The Elmhurst Art Museum is excited to announce a solo show of new work by the Chicago artist Hebru Brantley - A native of the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood. 

    >> Elmhurst Art Museum  

    >> Hebru Brantley: Forced Field Exhibit  

  • October 28, 2017 4:28 PM | Claude Lee (Administrator)

    The next session for the Argonne ACT-SO High School Research Program’s (ARP) is Saturday, November 4, 8:30 AM at Argonne National Laboratory located at 9700 South Cass Avenue. All students should have contacted their assigned mentors by now. Students should be conducting background research and working towards developing their hypothesis.

  • October 28, 2017 3:49 PM | Claude Lee (Administrator)

    Visual Arts students will meet at the Elmhurst Art Museum for an afternoon of artistic and educational fun. We will meet at 1:00 pm at the museum and participate in the optional Chalk-Graffiti activity. Students should bring their sketch book and pencils.

    The museum is one block south of the Elmhurst Metra in downtown Elmhurst (York Road).


    Afternoon Activity: Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Family Day | Chalk-Graffiti Activity

    Join us for a fun family art activity and make your mark with chalk stenciling inspired by Hebru Brantley: Forced Field.

    Free with museum admission and for members.

  • September 08, 2017 5:40 PM | Claude Lee (Administrator)

    DuPage ACT-SO students continued a winning tradition at the 39th Annual NAACP National Competition. Our students led the nation by earning gold and silver in STEM categories Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Space Sciences and Physics. Silver and Bronze medals were awarded in Music Composition and Engineering respectively. Congratulations to all of our 2017 National medalists.








    Cristal Johnson

    Bolingbrook High School


    Computer Science


    Whitney Ford

    Plainfield East High School


    Earth and Space Science


    Riziki Covington

    Neuqua Valley High School


    Music Composition


    Kyla Denwood

    Willowbrook High School




    Jalen Crump

    Air Force Academy High School




    Joshua Lambert

    Glenbard East High School


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