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Local youth participate in Black History Month Challenge
Candice Briggs NAACP
Candice Briggs is the ACT-SO chair of the Bryan County NAACP. Photo provided.

During Black History Month, the Bryan County NAACP held its first Black History Month Challenge for youth members. 

Youth members were asked to research and answer the question “What is a Historically Black College and University or HBCU?” 

They were then asked to compare three of the nation’s top ranking HBCUs and write a summary explaining which institution they would like to visit and why. 

 Four youth members participated in the challenge and several expressed how much they learned. 

Howard University of Washington, D.C. was selected most amongst the youth, as the institution of choice to visit. 

Winners of the challenge will be announced at the upcoming NAACP meeting.  

Candice M. Briggs created the challenge and is the ACT-SO Chair of the Bryan County NAACP.  

ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) is a major project and annual competition of the NAACP for students in grades 9-12.  African-American youth are encouraged and inspired towards excellence in academic and cultural pursuits through ACT-SO, with the maximum support of their community. 

 Briggs can be contacted via email ( if you would like to learn more about ACT-SO and get your 9-12th grader involved.

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