Md. students win big at NAACP competition

July 21, 1999|By La Quinta Dixon | La Quinta Dixon,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

For the second straight year, Marylanders have won the highest number of medals in the NAACP's national scholastic competition.

Ten Maryland high school students received honors in New York last week at the 22nd annual Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), competing against about 850 teen-agers in 12 categories, including the sciences, arts, math, entrepreneurship and film.

Three gold medalists are from Maryland: Osato Dixon of Carver Center for the Arts and Technology in Baltimore, for filmmaking; Karl Kuhn of Montgomery County's Watkins Mill High School, for music composition; and Patricia Edmonds of Woodlawn Senior High School, for the computer science competition.

Maryland teens took home 13 percent of the 75 awards and were awarded $9,500 in scholarships at the competition held during the NAACP's national convention.

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