NAACP ACT-SO Competition

The Afro-Academic Cultural Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a program designed to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. The NAACP ACT-SO Competition, hosted by Mt. Zion Baptist Church, took place over the weekend which included 29 competitions in science, technology, engineering, math, humanities, business, and performing, visual and culinary arts. Two Byce & Associates, Inc. employees, Michael Flynn, AIA, and Hayward Babineaux, Assoc. AIA, participated as judges for two architectural projects submitted by Jomaun Willhite of Kalamazoo Central High School and Krianna Perry of Portage Central High School. The two students, both under the tutelage of Mr. Marvin Gage at Kalamazoo Central’s Education for Employment (EFE) Program presented their respective projects which included floor plans, elevations, building sections, and precedent studies. The projects were judged with an opportunity to compete within the national competition to receive scholarships and prizes for college.