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News

March 2, 2018

   
 Liana Pool
Alcovy High
Louis Grady
Newton High (ALANHS)
 
 NCCA STEM Institute: Natalia Sanchez and Julia Kolt

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/Gainesville Campus. 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.

Four NCSS students won first place awards at the regional fair—Liana Pool, Julia Kolt, Natalia Sanchez, and Louis Grady—and were selected to move on to the Georgia Council for the Social Studies State Social Studies Fair on Saturday, April 14 at Clayton State University.

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

 

Student

School

Project

Award

Liana Pool

Alcovy High

The War on Drugs or the War on People?

1st Place (Advancing to State Competition)

Julia Kolt & Natalia Sanchez

Newton High/NCCA STEM Institute & Alcovy High/NCCA STEM Institute

Sunken Dreams, Sunken Economy: What Impact Will the Removal of DACA and TPS Have on the United States

1st Place (Advancing to State Competition)

Louis Grady

Newton High (ALANHS)

How are Germany’s Economic Crisis After WWI and Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis Similar?

1st Place (Advancing to State Competition)

Riley Bristow & Bethany McGowan

Indian Creek Middle

How Polluted Newton County Water Affects Its  Citizens

2nd Place

Bryson A. McClure & Josiah Amankwah

Indian Creek Middle

Atlanta vs. Charlotte? Which is a Better City; History and Facts

2nd Place

Kyla Clay & Isaiah Dawson

Newton County Theme School

How Has Racial and Gender Profiling Affected the United States and the People Within the United States?

2nd Place

Jacob Sorrells

Alcovy High

Should We Stand for Our Country?

2nd Place

Cecilia Smith

Liberty Middle

How Did the First Person on Earth Get Money?

3rd Place

Asha Palmer

Veterans Memorial Middle

The Effects of Fast Food in America

3rd Place

Nadia Dixon

Veterans Memorial Middle

The Evolution of Hip Hop

3rd Place

Gracie Bates & Jersey Patrick

Newton County Theme School

The Effects of Cyber Bullying on Middle Schoolers

3rd Place

Casey Roberson

Newton High (ALANHS)

The Economics of the Diamond Market

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 Dr. Nikkita Warfield, NCSS director of secondary schools. “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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