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December 16, 2015

Elementary School District Literacy Days Winners


Middle School District Literacy Days Winners

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 District Literacy Days Recitation, Drama, Read Aloud, and Ready Writing competitions. 

NCSS Elementary and middle schools held poetry competitions at their school and sent their grade level winners to participate in the district’s 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

Khollen Ward

West Newton Elementary

“A Bag Called Me”

First

Liliana Cuadros

West Newton Elementary

“No More Smalling Up of Me”

Second

Rosa Abraham

West Newton Elementary

“Another Note From Mom”

Third

Alainah Jackson

Heard-Mixon Elementary

“Roald Dahl Poems”

Fourth

Amaya Williams

Newton County Theme School

“The Land of Mites and Maybees”

Fifth

Jared Smith

Newton County Theme School

“If I Built a Car”

Sixth

Joana Godinez

Veterans Memorial Middle

“Goldilocks and the Three Bears”

Seventh

Julian Crockett

Liberty Middle

“Wolves”

Eighth

Christian Fredrick

Liberty Middle

“Life is a Privilege”

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

Riley Rawls

East Newton Elementary

“Time Capsule”

Fourth

Caleb Ekanem

Newton County Theme School

“Time Capsule”

Fifth

Milan Browning

Newton County Theme School

“Time Capsule”

Sixth

Morgan Fannin

Newton County Theme School

“Spending Less Time Watching Television”

Seventh

Noerine Gray

Veterans Memorial Middle

“New Class”

Eighth

Ansley Anglin

Liberty Middle

“Space Exploration vs. Saving Lives”

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

Tucker Pittman

Newton County Theme School

“My Pet Skunk”

First

Jeremiah Smith

West Newton Elementary

“My Unusual Pet”

Second

Piper Fry

Rocky Plains Elementary

“Unusual Pet”

SYSTEM DRAMA TEAM WINNERS

Newton County Theme School’s Drama Team won first place in the K-2 elementary division with their presentation of, “The Sneeches.” Team members included Will Butler, Summer Jacques, Brianna Roberts, Garren Reese, Kylie Robinson, Sophie Mobley, Ryan Bell, Megan McElhaney, Kierna Goddard, and Robin Asbell. Porterdale Elementary School’s Drama Team won first place in the Grade 3-5 Drama competition with their play, “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.” Team members included: Kiara Flowers, Khalen Holland, Zemariah Williams, James Black, and Destiny Hector.  At the Middle School level, Veterans Memorial Middle School took home top honors with their presentation of “In Real Life.” Team members include: Jeffrey Lowe, Nia Ambroise, Rafael Soria, and Abriella Farino.

Winners in all categories will now represent Newton County School System at the regional competition at Griffin RESA in February 2016.

"I'm very proud of the students who participated in our Literacy Days Competition,” said Samantha Fuhrey, Newton County School Superintendent. “They should be commended for a job well done. I was impressed by the performances I saw, and I know that the judges at the regional competition will be too. Having seen these incredibly talented students perform, I am confident that each of our winners will represent Newton County School System well in Griffin next February.”

For more information, 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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