MSSEF veterans Nigell Dennis and Adrian Niles continue to add to their success this year by each winning a first place gold medal at the 2014 NAACP ACT-SO National Competition, which took place recently in Las Vegas. Nigell won gold in computer science while Adrian won gold in engineering. There were over 600 competitors in this year's event, with entries covering sciences, humanities, business, performing arts, and visual arts.
As we have previously reported, Adrian won a first place prize at the 2014 Masachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair and went on to compete in the first ever White House Maker's Faire with his adaptaton of a Segway-style transportation device. Nigell competed at the MSSEF event with a smart watch. Both young men are graduates of the Southeast Regional Vocational-Technical High School, and were honored by the Brockton City Council for their work.
They are pictured here at the ACT-SO event with Michael Curry, President of the Boston branch of the NAACP (on the left), and incoming National NAACP chair, Cornell William Brooks. Photo courtesy of Pat Monteith. Congratulations, Nigell and Adrian!