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News

March 16, 2017


The Newton County School System is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Young Georgia Authors’ Contest. Each school could submit one entry per grade level for grades third through 12 into 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 as reflected in the Georgia Performance Standards—ideas, organization, cohesiveness, and language.

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). Newton County School System’s authors will compete against students in the Griffin RESA group, which includes the following school systems: Butts, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Thomaston-Upson. Representing Newton County School System are the following 2017 grade-level winners:

GRADE

SCHOOL

  STUDENT

TITLE OF WORK

K

Oak Hill Elementary

Tanner Jaynes

The Boy & the Two-Headed Dragon

1

West Newton Elementary

Elena Hatton

The Princess & the Dragon

2

Oak Hill

Leshauna Nelson

Visiting Heaven for a Day

3

South Salem Elementary

Allie Danilchuk

Alice in Winterland

4

East Newton Elementary

Gehrig Knapp

The Arrowhead Forest

5

Mansfield Elementary

Layna Cher

My Pink Diary

6

Newton County Theme

Jaimoni Parker

Happy Halloween

7

Clements Middle

Markia Cook

D-E-P-R-E-S-S-I-O-N

8

Clements

Andre Butso

The Drunken Curse

9

Alcovy High

Steven A. Rosser

Fading Soul

10

Alcovy High

Jasmine McClure

Sonnet to  my Dearly Beloved

11

Newton College & Career Academy

Cheyenne Cesar

Bound

12

Newton High

Amir Alexander

The Train

 

“Congratulations to each of the winners in the Young Georgia Authors contest,” said NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. “Writing skills are crucial, as the ability to write well can be the ticket to better grades and greater academic achievement. In addition, the ability to write well will be a key asset once students enter the workforce and begin their career progression. I commend these students for a job well done. Our school district definitely has some very talented writers and I wish them well in the next phase of 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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