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News

March 22, 2018

The Newton County School System is pleased to announce the winners of the district-level, 2018 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 2018 grade-level winners:

GRADE

SCHOOL

  STUDENT

TITLE OF WORK

K

Oak Hill Elementary

Karter Williams

Minecraft

1

Middle Ridge Elementary

Malachi Adesina

Whales

2

Porterdale Elementary

Amaya Davis

Lions

3

Live Oak Elementary

Christopher Cobbs

The Sock

4

South Salem Elementary

Allie Rose Danilchuk

Faith’s Adventure

5

Mansfield Elementary

Caroline Patil

A Soldier’s Journey

6

Veterans Memorial Middle

Shaniya DeSears

You

7

Veterans Memorial Middle

Aurora Gray

If You Would Listen

8

Indian Creek Middle

Bailey Smith

Dora Riv Kina: A Gruesome Finale

9

Newton College & Career Academy

Cheyanne Washington

The Tapestry

10

Eastside High School

Marie McBride

The Siren’s Song

11

Eastside High School

Maggie Camfield

The Garden

12

Eastside High School

Audrey Holder

Giraffing Me Crazy


“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, Director of Public Relations for Newton County Schools at davis.sherri@newton.k12.ga.us.

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