Help out this Giving Tuesday – it just takes a minute

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of the people

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

ACT-SO Columbia relies on the generosity of individuals like you to sustain our STEM, arts and mentoring program. Your contribution will enable us to provide:
  • Professional workshops & MasterClasses
  • Field Trips
  • Snacks provided for each class
  • Student materials needed for projects
  • Expenses needed to take participating students to the national
    competition (such as travel, food and lodging)
  • Affirm the value of young men and women of color
  • Help develop and define short and long term goals for success
  • Encourage social awareness and community service
Won’t you consider making a donation of $5, $10, $50 or whatever you can afford to help us. No donation is too small and every cent goes towards ACT-SO expenses.
Thank you for your support!

Photography Contest Winners

the winner of the mini photography contest from last Thursday’s MasterClass is Cameron Borum, sophomore from Ridge View High School.  Cameron had the most cumulative likes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Second place goes to Alyssa Williams, sophomore from Spring Valley.  And finally, in  3rd place, we have Mahaganee Foster, senior at WJ Keenan High School.
Congratulations Cameron, Alyssa and Mahaganee.  As 1st place winner, Cameron will receive a free photoshoot with Mr. Terrell Maxwell.
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1st Place – Cameron Borum
Grade 10 – RVHS
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2nd Place – Alyssa Williams 
Grade 10 – SVHS
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3rd Place – Mahaganee Foster 
Grade 12 – WJ Keenan

Vote For the Best Student Picture

Help us Vote for the BEST Student Picture
We need your help! At our last Act-So Columbia MasterClass, our adult team identified 12 students whose practice photos showed promise.

We need you to LIKE, LOVE or Retweet the picture(es) you like the most on our FacebookTwitter and/or Instagram pages.The photo who receives the most likes will receive a FREE professional photoshoot with Terrell Maxwell Photography.

Click the pictures to enlarge them. Then LIKE the image you think should win. Voting ends Sunday at 9pm. The winner will be announced on Monday morning.g.
Vote for multiple pictures on our Facebook Page

Photography MasterClass for Teens

In tonight’s Photography MasterClass at the Richland Library (on Assembly St) you’ll learn every principle necessary to take beautiful photos that capture your artistic vision.

Whether you have your first digital SLR or a camera phone, during this educational MasterClass, master photographer Terrell Maxwell will teach you the fundamentals you need to get the most from your camera and give you inspiration with your education to help you capture your own artistic vision.

Learn things like:

  • Rule of Thirds
  • Focus (Blury or Sharp)
  • Negative Space
  • Lighting
  • Understanding Megapixels
  • Enhancing your images on your computer or app
  • AND MORE!!!

This is a FREE MasterClass for students in grades 9 thru 12. Students Must Pre-Register.