Each year, high school students across the country start a journey to sharpen their skills through the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). From visual arts and business to performing and culinary arts, participants work with community-based volunteers for a year to develop projects and performances. The experience culminates in local and national events where students compete for scholarships and other rewards.
Kyle Denny is a junior at Milton High School whose winning project evaluated the effect of sound on pollinator insect populations. He is co-captain of his varsity tennis team and practices the game at Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center in Dorchester. Denny is vice president of his high school class, a member of a local National Society of Black Engineers Jr. and considers himself an avid video gamer.
The Bay State Banner | August 2, 2023