NCSS Social Studies Fair

NCSS Announces Winners of 2020 District Social Studies Fair
Posted on 02/26/2020
two African American female students standing in front of their social studies fair projectNewton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce the winners of the recent 2020 NCSS Social Studies Fair. Students in grades 6 through 12 competing in the fair conducted extensive research on a topic of their choice and were judged on the four major components of their social studies project—the research summary paper; the visual/display that should effectively organize and communicate the research and results; the project abstract which should include a description of the project, the research question/problem, methodology, and conclusion; and finally an oral interview.

All first place award winners will now compete in the Regional Social Studies Fair on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the University of North Georgia. They will compete 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.

2020 NCSS Social Studies Fair Results
 Lauren Lover & Chelsea Williams    Liberty Middle     1st Place    The Effects of Socio-economics and Academic Performance in Georgia    Economics 
 Megan Ellington   Newton County Theme School      1st Place    What Role Did Georgia Play During World War II?    History 
 Alainah Jackson   Indian Creek Middle      1st Place    The Evolution of Malcolm X    History 
 Caroline Huf   Newton County Theme School      1st Place    How Flying has Changed Since 9/11    History 
 Jayden Williams & Blake Thomas   Liberty Middle School      1st Place    Colorism in Society    Sociology/Social Psychology 
 Natalia Sanchez   Newton College & Career Academy    11    1st Place    The Evolution of the American Dream    History 
 Simon Jenkins   Alcovy High    11    1st Place    How Has "One Country, Two Systems" Affected the Politics and Society of Hong Kong?    History 
 Tucker Consuegra   Newton County Theme School      2nd Place    Newton County, Georgia: Are Food Deserts Identifiable in the County, and if so, How Severe are They?    Sociology/Social Psychology 
 Huda Asker   Newton County Theme School      2nd Place    Why are We Failing our Black Mothers? Why is Maternal Mortality Rate Higher in African-American Women than Caucasian Women?    Anthropology/History 
 Hannah Brothers   Indian Creek Middle School      2nd Place    Don't Underestimate the Vape    Sociology/Social Psychology 
 Ella Whitehead   Indian Creek Middle School      2nd Place    The Impact of Multiple Sclerosis on Interpersonal Relationships    Sociology/Social Psychology 
 Gullianna Olea-Ochoa   Veterans Memorial Middle School      2nd Place    Immigrants    History 
 Javian Victor   Clements Middle School      2nd Place    The Cost of the Civil War in Georgia    Economics 
 Isabella Webb   Veterans Memorial Middle School      2nd Place    Two of a Kind    History 
 Dhakiya Knights   Newton College & Career Academy    11    2nd Place    Fatal Education: How Does School Affect the Youth Suicide Rate in China    Sociology/Social Psychology 
 Natalie Henderson & Jade Neal   Newton College & Career Academy      2nd Place    Drug Awareness Programs: Are They Doing More Harm Than Good?    Sociology/Social Psychology 

“Social Studies Fairs provide students with the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills by providing a platform to compete, practice, and perfect research processes that can be used now and in the future to make informed decisions that impact both today and posterity,” said Dr. Nikkita Warfield, Director of NCSS Secondary Education. “Each project is designed to show research and conclusions about the study of people and their relationships to their physical and social environment.”

Warfield added, “I am very proud of all of all of our District Social Studies Fair winners. “They worked very hard on their projects and I know they will represent Newton County Schools very well in the Regional Social Studies Fair.”