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Carver students bring home gold in ACT-SO competition

Three students from the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, in Towson, earned gold medals in visual arts categories at the 34th annual NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics competition, held July 5-8, in Houston, Texas.

Kevin Cobb won in painting, Dylan Guest won in sculpture, and Kylia Jackson won in photography.

Cobb and Guest, 2012 Carver Center graduates, will both enter Maryland Institute College of Art in the fall. Jackson is a junior at Carver Center.

As national gold medalists, each received an iPad from State Farm Insurance and a $3,000 award.

Designed to raise and celebrate the academic and cultural achievement of African American high school students, ACT-SO includes 26 categories of mentoring and competition in the sciences, humanities, business and performing and visual arts.

The 700 participants in national competition were all gold medalists at local and regional levels.

In addition, Amarachi Korie and Tres McMichael, both also Carver Center students and local level ACT-SO gold medalists, had featured roles at the national competition. Korie, a Carver junior, was a dancer in the event's closing awards ceremony, and McMichael, a Carver sophomore, was a soloist in the singing of "Lift Every Voice."

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