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.