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 NCSS 2014 Elementary School Literacy Days Winners

 

 NCSS 2014 Middle School Literacy Days Winners

The Newton County School System is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 District Literacy Days Recitation, Drama, Read Aloud, and Ready Writing competitions.

Six elementary schools (East Newton, Middle Ridge, Porterdale, Rocky Plains, Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, and West Newton) and all middle schools held poetry competitions at school and sent their grade level winners to participate in the county recitation contest. Competitors were judged on a number of criteria in the poetry recitation contest, including stage presence, articulation, interpretation, memory and accuracy, and difficulty of the piece.

SYSTEM RECITATION CONTEST WINNERS

GRADE

WINNER

SCHOOL

POEM

Kindergarten

Alyssa Guerrero

East Newton

Psalm 112

First

Rosa Abraham

West Newton

Say I Fail?

Second

Malachi Scharf

Newton County Theme School

The Dentist and the Crocodile

Third

Amaya Williams

Newton County Theme School

The Case of the Missing Cookie

Fourth

Tyler Turner

West Newton

What is Your Life’s Blueprint?

Fifth

Joana Godinez

West Newton

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Sixth

Julian Crockett

Liberty

The Pig

Seventh

Allie Hay

Newton County Theme School

Gertrude McFuzz

Eighth

Rebekah Emerson

Cousins

If You Forget Me

 

SYSTEM READY WRITING COMPETITION WINNERS

In the Ready Writing competition, school-level champions were given a writing prompt and one hour to complete their essays. Students are scored on a rubric of six traits: ideas and content; organization; voice; word choice; sentence fluency; and conventions.

 

GRADE

WINNER

SCHOOL

TITLE OF PIECE

Third

Caleb Ekanem

Newton County Theme School

A Grand Slam in History

Fourth

Milan Browning

Newton County Theme School

A Time Machine

Fifth

Morgan Fannin

Newton County Theme School

How I Met Dr. King

Sixth

Ateria Mullgrav

Indian Creek

Have You Ever Thought of Losing Brain Cells?

Seventh

Elijah Simon

Liberty

We Want Drama!

Eighth

Katlyn Williams

Indian Creek

Dear U.S. Congressional Representative


SYSTEM READ ALOUD WINNERS

Students in kindergarten through second grade participated in the Read Aloud of Best Piece Contest in which students, with the teacher’s assistance, choose a piece from the student’s collected writings to read aloud to the judges. They were scored on topic, words, order, sentences and articulation.

 

GRADE

WINNER

SCHOOL

NAME OF PIECE

Kindergarten

McKenna Sorrow

Newton County Theme School

Cowgirl

First

Jamarcus Justice

Middle Ridge

Nobody Knows the Leafman

Second

Kelvin Chatman

Porterdale

If I Went Back to See Jackie Robinson

 SYSTEM DRAMA WINNERS

 

Middle Ridge Elementary School’s Drama Team won first place in the K-2 elementary division with their presentation of, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” Team members included Racquel Lockey and Tallis Howard. Newton County Theme School at Ficquett’s Drama Team won first place in the Grade 3-5 Drama competition with their play, “Tacky the Penguin.” Team members included: Charlotte Thompson, Emma Grace Lumpkin, Cameron Gustave, Gabriella Thomasi, Carsi Betts, Kennedy Owens, Jacob Ball, Chloe Gross, and Laila Medina.  At the Middle School level, Liberty Middle School took home top honors with their presentation of “The Stolen Jewel.” Team members include: Janay Bennett, Aralyn Everett, Aysia Gramby, Aniah Jackson, Kamiya Mingo, Brittany Parrales, Tianna Robinson, and Cameron White.

Winners in all categories will now represent Newton County School System at the regional competition at Griffin RESA in February 2014.

"I'm very proud of all the students who participated both in the school and county competitions,” said Mrs. Samantha Fuhrey, Newton County School Superintendent. “Each and every one of these students is a winner for volunteering to participate in these activities. I congratulate all of the students who won at the county competition and look forward to seeing them participate in the regional competition in Griffin in February. I know they will represent our school system well."

For more information, contact the Newton County School System Public Relations Department at 770-784-2908.

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