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The Newton County School System is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Young Georgia Authors’ Contest. Each school could submit one entry per grade level for grades third through 12 in the county competition in the form of short stories, poetry, essays, journals, personal narratives, reports, or other original student writing. Submissions were judged on four domains--ideas, style, organization, and conventions.

Newton County’s winning essays will be forwarded to the Georgia Department of Education, where they will be grouped and judged according to the system’s Regional Educational Services Agency (RESA). Winners at the district level competition will then compete in the state competition.  Representing Newton County Schools in the district competition are the following 2015 grade-level winners:

 

GRADE

SCHOOL

  STUDENT

TITLE OF WORK

K

Oak Hill Elementary

Rhyan Coulter

Super Heros

1

South Salem Elementary

La’Princia Norman

A Girl Named Gina

2

East Newton Elementary

David Robertson

The Five Ninja’s in the Lost

World

3

Flint Hill Elementary

Kaitlyn Elliot

Here Comes the Loch Ness

Monster

4

Mansfield Elementary

Kalynn Anders

Peace

5

East Newton Elementary

Clark Holder

When I was an Inch Tall

6

Veterans Memorial Middle School

Cheyanne Washington

Oppa Island

7

Newton County Theme School

Mitchell Witcher

The Emerald’s Secret

8

Indian Creek Middle School

Katlyn Williams

Brave

9

Alcovy High School

Tomas Ramirez

A Hero’s Courage

10

Alcovy High School

Alicia Eaton

Five Times Each

11

Eastside High School

Daniel Thompson

Trapped in Darkness

12

Eastside High School

Delaney Socha

Something Worth Finding

 

“We are very proud of the students who participated in the Young Georgia Authors Competition,” said Samantha Fuhrey, Superintendent for Newton County Schools.  “Writing is an important skill to have so this was definitely a great learning experience for all of the students.  Newton County has some very good potential authors. We wish each of our winners well in the RESA competition.”

For more information on the Young Georgia Authors’ Contest, contact Ms. Sherri Davis-Viniard, Director of Public Relations for Newton County Schools at davis-viniard.sherri@newton.k12.ga.us.

 

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