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The Newton County School System is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011-2012 District Literacy Days Recitation, Drama, Read Aloud, and Ready Writing Competition.

Six elementary schools (West Newton, Theme School, East Newton, Heard-Mixon, Fairview, South Salem) and all middle schools held poetry competitions at school and sent their grade level winners to participate in the county recitation contest. Competitors were judged on a number of criteria in the poetry recitation contest, including stage presence, articulation, interpretation, memory and accuracy, and difficulty of the piece.

SYSTEM RECITATION CONTEST WINNERS

GRADE

WINNER

SCHOOL

POEM

Kindergarten

Kyle Doepke

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Yucky Chucky Tucker

First

Amaya Williams

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Under the Bed

Second

Jesany Johnston

Fairview Elementary

Sent to My Room

Third

Alexis Webster

East Newton Elementary

Chillotta Lott

Fourth

Morgan Hathorn

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Casey at Bat

Fifth

Allie Hay

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Gertrude McFuzz

Sixth

Marissa Gray

Clements Middle

My Doggy Ate My Homework

Seventh

Ralph Brown

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

The Days Gone By

Eighth

Toni Samuels

Clements Middle

Life is Fine

SYSTEM READY WRITING COMPETITION WINNERS

In the Ready Writing competition, school-level champions were given a writing prompt and one hour to complete their essays. Students are scored on a rubric of six traits: ideas and content; organization; voice; word choice; sentence fluency; and conventions.

GRADE

WINNER

SCHOOL

Third

Holden Hall

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Fourth

James Wilson

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Fifth

Alyana Cooper

Fairview Elementary

Sixth

Julia Towns

Indian Creek Middle

Seventh

Anthony Fiddes

Clements Middle

Eighth

Tyler Williams

Veterans Memorial Middle

 

SYSTEM READ ALOUD WINNERS

For the first time, students in kindergarten through second grade participated in the Read Aloud of Best Piece Contest in which students, with the teacher’s assistance, choose a piece from the student’s collected writings to read aloud to the judges. They were scored on topic, words, order, sentences and articulation.

GRADE

WINNER

SCHOOL

NAME OF PIECE

Kindergarten

Kaitlyn Williams

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Rock Star

First

Grayson Pointer

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Snakey and the Bully

Second

Daniela Gonzalez

Fairview Elementary

Let Us Be Thankful

 
SYSTEM DRAMA TEAM WINNERS 

West Newton Elementary School’s Drama Team won first place in the elementary division with their presentation of, “The Little Red Rooster Makes a Pizza.” Team members included: Lizabeth Gonzalez, Alicia Aguilar, Alejandro Morales, Bailey Barbis, Fabian Mendez, and Jose Ponce. At the Middle School level, the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett took home top honors with their presentation of “Fables.” Team members include: Ralph Brown, Emily Rose Hamby, and Isabelle Rogers.

Winners in all categories will now represent Newton County School System at the regional competition at Griffin RESA in February 2013.

"I'm very proud of all the students who participated both in the school and county competitions,” said Mrs. Samantha Fuhrey, Executive Director for Secondary Schools. “Each and every one of these students is a winner for volunteering to participate in these activities. I congratulate all of the students who won at the county competition and look forward to seeing them participate in the regional competition in Griffin in February. I know they will represent our school system well."

For more information, contact the Newton County School System Public Relations Department at 770-784-2908.

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