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The NAACP’s Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics Competition 2014

RIVERSIDE, CA- The Riverside NAACP is looking for high school aged students from grades 9-12 to participate in the Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) 2014 competition. The competition serves to showcase the hard working students who want to participate and show off their skills in the following categories: Science, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Business. The application deadline is Monday, February 24. Mentoring days are Sunday, March 2 and Sunday, March 9. The local competition will be held on Sunday, March 16. Finalists will be eligible to compete at the National Competition July 19 to 23 in Las Vegas.  (ACT-SO) is a major youth initiative of the NAACP that provides a forum through which youth of African descent demonstrate academic, artistic and scientific prowess and expertise, thereby gaining the same recognition often only reserved for entertainers and athletes. Anyone interested in applying please download an application from the Riverside NAACP website www.naacp-riverside.org. Completed Applications should be sent to Riverside NAACP- P.O Box 55131- Riverside, CA 92517 or faxed to 951-324-9603.

Pacesetters Host Annual Drill Team Competition

RIALTO, CA- The San Bernardino Pacesetters will be hosting their 4th Annual Drill Team and Drum Squad Competition on March 8 at Rialto High School, 595 Eucalyptus Avenue in Rialto.  Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and up and $5 for ages 5 to 11. The door will open at 10 a.m.  The San Bernardino Pacesetters have been in existence since 1959 and have continued their tradition.  With the help of friends and family this team continues to flourish.  Please come out and support them and show teams from the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Northern California and Las Vegas that their hard work and talent is appreciated.  If you have any questions please contact them at sbpacesetters@gmail.com.

Learn about the History of Cowboys at the American Charity Rodeo

kids at Soul RodeoCITY OF INDUSTRY, CA- Let’s celebrate the significance and history of cowboys of color and the American West! The one and only “American Charity Rodeo” will take place on February 22 at 16200 Temple Avenue in the City of Industry. This event will be filled with exciting preshow events, multi-cultural rodeo, education, food, and fun for all ages. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the show starts at 1:30 p.m. Children’s tickets are $17 in advance and $19 at the gate; adults are $20 in advance and $24 at the gate; and celebrity arena seats are $30 in advance and $32 at the gate. The proceeds from this event go to benefit local charities. For sponsorship, vendor, and group sales information call 310-674-6700. This is a onetime event so don’t miss out! (Written by Noelle Lilley)