DGS Students Earn DuPage County ACT-SO Awards

DGS Students Earn DuPage County ACT-SO Awards

Sophomore Elani Woods and Senior Cameron Poellnitz earned medals at the 2019 ACT-SO Competition.

South High students competed for top honors among several area high school students in various categories in the fields of STEM, Business, Humanities, Performing Arts and Visual Arts at the 2019 Annual DuPage County ACT-SO competition, which was held at the College of DuPage on Saturday, March 16. 

South High students were awarded in the following categories:

  • Cameron Poellnitz 
    • Dramatics, Silver Medal
  • Elani Woods
    • Poetry - Written, Silver Medal
    • Short Story - Bronze, Medal

Several hundred attendees, including parents, ACT-SO alumni, volunteers, partners and local elected officials celebrated the hard work of the 2018-19 DuPage County ACT-SO students at the Awards Banquet, which was held the next day at Bolingbrook Golf Club. 

“We’re incredibly proud of Cameron and Elani for their dedication to the arts,” South High Principal Ed Schwartz said. “They are more than deserving of these awards and we’re proud that they demonstrate their abilities beyond the walls of South High School.”

The mission of the DuPage County ACT-SO program is to nurture excellence and provide positive reinforcement to African American high school students. DuPage County ACT-SO partners with the community to raise cultural awareness, showcase talents, academic achievements and entrepreneurial skills, as well as develop leaders and provide life enrichment opportunities without regard to educational or economic status.

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