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News

March 15, 2017

     
Jaxon Dean, Lucas Newman, & Holden Hall
Indian Creek Middle 
 
 Aralyn Everett, Abigail Prieto, Nia Simons, Ryan Spikes, Christopher Martin, & Arianna Thomas
Newton County Theme School
 
 DA'Juel Lockett, Cain Spitaleri, & Eliana Lewis
Newton High
 
 Angelina Xiong
Cousins Middle


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.

Seven NCSS students won first place awards at the regional fair and three students from Indian Creek Middle School—Lucas Newman, Jaxon Dean, and Holden Hall, were selected to move on to the Georgia Council for the Social Studies State Social Studies Fair on Saturday, April 22 at Clayton State University.

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

Student

School

Project

Award

Lucas Newman, Jaxon Dean, & Holden Hall

Indian Creek Middle

“How Water Pollution Affects Humans and Animals”

1st Place-Entered in State Social Studies Fair

Ryan Spikes & Christopher Martin

Newton County Theme

“What Do Adults of Georgia Think of the Confederate Flag?”

1st Place

Eliana Lewis

Newton High

“Parental Abandonment and the Effect on Children”

1st Place

Dajuel Lockett

Newton High

“How Do Celebrities Effect American Teenagers?”

1st Place

Angelina Xiong

Cousins Middle

“Who are the Hmong People?”

2nd Place

Arianna Thomas

Newton County Theme

“Who Really Discovered America?”

2nd Place

Nia Simons & Aralyn Everett

Newton County Theme

“How do Refugees Impact Our Current Society as a Whole?”

2nd Place

Cain Spitaleri

Newton High

“How Does Sleep Deprivation Affect Teenagers?”

2nd Place

Abigail Prieto

Newton County Theme

“Georgia and California vs. Their Current Droughts”

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 Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent of Newton County School System. “They worked very hard on their projects and should be proud of their awards. 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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