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March 1, 2016

     
 Newton County Theme School students Kayley Little & Sarah Schlueter--headed to the State Social Studies Fair!    ALL NCSS Award Winners at the recent 2016 Georgia Council for the Social Studies Regional Fair.

Newton County School System (NCSS) students won several awards at the recent Georgia Council for the Social Studies Regional Fair at the University of North Georgia. Newton County School System students competed against students in the Northeast Georgia Region, which includes Fannin, Banks, Walton, Gilmer, Franklin, Union, Hart, Morgan, Towns, Elbert, Greene, Rabun, Madison, Taliaferro, Lumpkin, Jackson, Columbia, White, Barrow, McDuffie, Habersham, Clarke, Warren, Stephens, Oglethorpe, Glascock, Dawson, Wilkes, Hancock, Forsyth, Lincoln, Putnam, Hall, Oconee, Jasper, Butts, Monroe, Jones, Commerce City, Jefferson City, Baldwin, Gainesville City, and Social Circle City school systems.

Two Newton County School System students, Sarah Schlueter and Kayley Little, both from Newton County Theme School, won first place awards and will now compete in the State Social Studies Fair at Clayton State University on April 16.  

NCSS students who won awards at the Regional Social Studies Fair include:

Student

School

Project

Category

Award

Sarah Schlueter

Newton County Theme

The Georgia Cotton Pickers Band

History

1st Place

Kayley Little

Newton County Theme

Justice is Not Blind

Sociology/Social Psychology

1st Place

Addison Rogers

Newton County Theme

Why is Anime and Manga More Popular in Japan?

Sociology/Social Psychology

2nd Place

Armand Greene

Newton County Theme

History of Cars

History

2nd Place

Juleigh Lynn

Newton County Theme

The Battle of Gettysburg

History

2nd Place

Christopher Martin, Trey Kimble, & Malachi Barratt

Newton County Theme

High School Seniors Plan for College

Sociology/Social Psychology

2nd Place

Morgan Taylor and Dasia Mathis

Alcovy High

Who is Jack the Ripper?

Sociology/Social Psychology

2nd Place

Justine Kirkham

Newton County Theme

The Miracle Landing on the Hudson

Anthropology

3rd Place

The Georgia Social Studies Fairs lead students, through competition, to learn, practice, and perfect research processes that can be used now and in the future to make informed decisions that impact both today and posterity.  Local, regional, and state social studies fairs annually present exhibitions of student work from grades 5-12.   Each project is designed to show research and conclusions about the study of people and their relationships to their physical and social environment. 

“I am very proud of all of all of our Regional Social Studies Fair winners,” said Mrs. Shannon Buff, NCSS Director of Secondary Schools. “They worked very hard on their projects and should be proud of their awards. They definitely represented our school system very well at the Regional Social Studies Fair.” 

“Congratulations to our Social Studies Fair winners,” said NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey! “I am very proud of their achievements and wish our two first-place winners well in the state competition. Social Studies is an important subject as it serves as the foundation for developing judgments and understandings that influence future decisions; it serves to enable us to understand the world around us.  Students who participate in the Social Studies Fair are to be commended for their hard work and desire to understand the impact of events throughout time.”

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