Two DGS Students Earn ACT-SO Awards

Two DGS Students Earn ACT-SO Awards

District 99 Parent Liaison with ACT-SO medalists, Noah Jones (left) and Myles Henderson (right).

South High School students, Myles Henderson and Noah Jones, earned awards from DuPage County ACT-SO. Myles earned a gold medal and will advance to the National Competition in San Antonio, Texas, in July.

The South High students and their awards include:

Myles Henderson:

  • Instrumental Classical, Gold, Performing Arts
  • Instrumental Contemporary, Silver, Performing Arts
  • Music Composition, Gold, Humanities

Noah Jones:

  • Photography, Silver, Visual Arts

Fifty-one students from 13 area high schools competed for top honors in various categories in the fields of STEM, Business, Humanities, Performing Arts and Visual Arts at the 2018 Annual DuPage County ACT-SO competition, which was held at the College of DuPage on Saturday, March 17. 

More than 400 attendees, including parents, ACT-SO alumni, volunteers, partners and local elected officials celebrated the hard work of the 2017-2018 DuPage County ACT-SO students at the Awards Banquet, which was held the next day at Bolingbrook Golf Club. 

“Congratulations to Myles and Noah for their talents being highlighted to our community,” District 99 Parent Liaison Walt Williams said. “DuPage County ACT-SO is an outstanding organization providing life enrichment opportunities for our students.”

“DuPage County ACT-SO has emerged as the top-performing STEM program as a result of the partnership with Argonne National Laboratory,” said ACT-SO Chairperson Doreletta Flucas Payton. “In addition to STEM, our students in the Humanities and other areas also continue to shine, making DuPage County ACT-SO a major competitor at every national competition.”

Learn more about DuPage County ACT-SO and view photos from the banquet on their website.