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South Brevard Branch NAACP ACT-SO News

James Minus – SBB NAACP President

                               JIMMY REED                                                                        TYLIYAH BURSEY                 AUGUST  2020 

The South Brevard Branch NAACP ACTSO program had its local competition virtually. Our students accepted the challenge to show their talents and we are very proud of them.
On May 28, 2020, thirteen of our high school students demonstrated their talents in music, arts, dramatics, and more. Because of the coronavirus, the competition was held via ZOOM and this experience was new to us . We were so excited for our students’ and they made us proud. Miss Tabitha Hadley led this event. Great job!
On August 23, 2020, Tyliyah Bursey and Jimmy Reed, our local winners, competed in the ACT-SO National Competition. There were over 350 students from across the United States who participated. Both of our students did very well and we are so proud of their efforts and performances. We are looking forward to their continued development. They are talented, and they ACT-SO!

Our Students Can… Do It! The South Brevard NAACP ACT-SO has been in operation for over 18 years. Our students have shown that they can do anything if they are given the opportunity. We are asking Brevard schools to partner with ACT-SO to highlight their students’ talents. Contact Mrs. Bryan for more information.
Our community organizations that have students with talents, please partner with us. We want to encourage our youth whenever possible. They are our future leaders for tomorrow.
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Please Support Our Students! Melbourne ACT-SO is looking for volunteers to help our students develop their skills and finetune their projects.. They need coaches to help develop their talents in the Arts, STEM, Humanities, and in Music. Please contact us if you will help.

Coming Soon: ACT-SO Recruitment!

ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) is the major youth initiative of the NAACP. Students are asked to put together an educational or cultural project for local competition. Students who receive gold medals locally will compete at the National Competition. Please contact Thelma Bryan at 321-259-2947 for more information.
2020 ACT-SO Local Gold Medalists! by Thelma Bryan

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Special Thanks to Our Sponsors! Macedonia Baptist Church L3 Harris Corporation Collins Aerospace Mt. Moriah Missionary BC Brevard County 4-H Florida Institute of Technology Truth Revealed IM

Melbourne ACT-SO

Thelma Bryan ACT-SO Leader

Humanities Music Composition Original Essay Playwriting Poetry – written Short Story

Visual Arts Drawing Filmmaking Photography Painting Sculpture

STEM Architecture Biology/Microbiology Chemistry/Biochemistry Computer Science Earth and Space Sciences Engineering Mathematics Medicine and Health Physicstes t Performing Arts Dance – Ballet Dance – Contemporary Dance – Modern Dance – Traditional Dramatics Music Instrumental – Classical Music Instrumental – Contemporary Music Vocal – Classical Music Vocal – Contemporary Oratory Poetry – performance Business Entrepreneurship


Go to and print ACT-SO application. Complete the app and mail to: Melbourne ACT-SO – 884 Chatsworth Dr-Melbourne, Fl 32940


If You Think So…Then ACT-SO!
In October 2020, there will be information for parents to review the many opportunities for their children regarding ACT-SO. The program gives students an opportunity to showcase their talents and to be recognized for their achievements.
Participating students will have the opportunity to compete for one of the following awards:

  1. First, second, or third place Olympic style medal and cash 2. Clara P. Smith Scholarship award
  2. All expense paid travel to National Competition (depending on the corona virus!).
    UMOJA STEM Coming Soon!
    The UMOJA Robotics Teams are starting to recruit students. This year training will be mostly virtual. We are looking forward to seeing your child in the program this year!
    For information, contact Ms. Bryan @ 321-917-5439.

Special Thanks to our students:

Victoria Goff Rackayla Hinds Xade Hooper Kira Parker Aloni Ramsey Jimmy Reed Dorian Schauer Natajha Tompkins Javereius Williams Breonna Peavy Jameia Whitely Tyliyah Bursey Leonaldo Laguerre

Stay safe and thanks again for your support!

To All,

Special thanks to our parents and sponsors for their support of our 2020 local and national competitions. Our students did extremely well and we could not have done it without you. Attached is a copy of ACT-SO August 2020 Newsletter.  Please share it with your friends and families. Please continue to pray for  our  youth as we navigate through Covid-19. Consider this email a special invitation for your child to participate in the next ACT-SO competition.

Stay safe and thanks again for your support!

Thelma Bryan
ACT-SO Chairwoman

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South Brevard Branch-NAACP
P. O. Box 2031
Melbourne, Fl. 32901