A head shot of Antonio Lara

VSW’s Lara to Compete in National ACT-SO Competition

VSW-lara-artworkValley Southwoods freshman Antonio Lara will have his artwork appear in the National ACT-SO competition, representing the ACT-SO Des Moines Branch in the drawing category for visual arts. The 2014 “Olympics of the Mind” National Competition will be held July 17-21 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Drawings must receive a score of 95 points or better to advance to nationals. Lara submitted three drawings to the Des Moines competition and all three scored better than 95. Only one piece per artists can advance, so Lara’s work that received the highest score will move on in the competition.

Lara was honored at the West Des Moines Rotary meeting in April for his achievement.

ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, and performing and visual arts.