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News

February 1, 2017

   
 Rosa Abraham
West Newton Elementary
 Alainah Jackson
Heard-Mixon Elementary
 Julian Crocket
Liberty Middle
 
 Newton County Theme School Winners (L-R): Cheyanne Washington, Megan McElhaney, Amaya Williams, Jaimoni Parker, & Morgan Fannin.
 
 Porterdale Elementary Drama Team (L-R): Dylan Lollar, Janiyah Wallace, Jarell Miller, Alaysia Phillips, & Christopher Rolle.

Newton County School System (NCSS) students brought home numerous awards from the recent Griffin RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency) 2017 Regional Literacy Days Poetry Recitation, Ready Writing, and Drama Competition.

In the poetry recitation contests, competitors were judged on a number of criteria, including stage presence, articulation, interpretation, memory and accuracy, and difficulty of the piece.

Rosa Abraham of West Newton Elementary School won third place in the third-grade recitation contest with her performance of, “Dreambeast”and Alainah Jackson of Heard-Mixon Elementary School won third place in the fourth-grade recitation competition with her performance of, “Making Sarah Cry.”  Amaya Williams from the Newton County Theme School took second place honors in the fifth-grade poetry recitation contest with her performance of “I Give Up.” In the middle school competition, Julian Crockett of Liberty Middle School won second place in the eighth-grade recitation contest with his performance of the poem, “Wolves.”

Newton County School System students also earned several awards in the Ready Writing Competition during which students are given a writing prompt and one hour to complete an essay. In the elementary division, Megan McElhaney from the Newton County Theme School won second place in the third grade competition. All three NCSS middle school contestants, all from Newton County Theme School, brought home awards in the Ready Writing Competition. Jaimoni Parker won first place in the sixth-grade contest, Morgan Fannin earned third place at the seventh-grade competition, and Cheyanne Washington, brought home top honors in the eighth grade writing contest.

In addition to the Poetry Recitation and Ready Writing Contest, Newton County School System’s drama team from Porterdale Elementary School won second place in the elementary division with their performance of, “Sleeping Ugly.” Team members include: Dylan Lollar, Jarell Miller, Alaysia Phillips, Janiyah Wallace, and Christopher Rolle.

“The Literacy Days Competition provides students with the opportunity to perform and be recognized for their talents through the celebration of the arts,” said Samantha Fuhrey, Superintendent of Newton County Schools. “I am proud that we had so many winners at the regional competition as it takes a tremendous amount of talent and commitment to participate in this type of competition. They definitely represented their schools and our school system very well.”

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