Regional Social Studies Fair Winners

NCSS Announces Winners of 2020 Regional Social Studies Fair
Posted on 03/11/2020
Isabella Webb in front of social studies projectNewton County School System (NCSS) students won big at the recent Georgia Council for the Social Studies 2020 Regional Fair at the University of North Georgia/Gainesville Campus, with thirteen NCSS students bringing home awards. 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.

Eleven NCSS students won first place awards at the regional fair including Lauren Glover, Chelsea Williams, Blake Thomas, Jaden Williams, Isabella Webb, Simon Jenkins, Dhakiya Knights, Natalia Sanchez, Natalie Henderson, Jade Neal, and Hannah Brothers. Of the first place winners, five projects were selected to move on to the State Social Studies Fair on Saturday, May 2 at Eddie J. White Middle Academy in Hampton, Georgia.

NCSS students who won awards at the 2020 Regional Social Studies Fair include:

2020 Regional Social Studies Fair Winners; This is Alt Text
 Lauren Glover & Chelsea Williams   Liberty  Middle School      The Effects of Socioeconomics and Academic Performance in Georgia    1st Place (Selected for State Competition) 
 Blake Thomas & Jayden Williams   Liberty Middle School      Colorism in Society    1st Place (Selected for State Competition) 
 Simon Jenkins   Alcovy High    12    How Has "One Country, Two Systems" Affected the Politics and Society of Hong Kong?    1st Place (Selected for State Competition) 
 Natalia Sanchez   NCCA STEM Institute    11    The Evolution of the American Dream    1st Place (Selected for State Competition) 
 Dhakiya Knights   NCCA STEM Institute    11    Fatal Education: How Does School Affect the Youth Suicide Rate in China    1st Place (Selected for State Competition) 
 Isabella Webb   Veterans Memorial Middle School      Two of a Kind    1st Place 
 Natalie Henderson & Jade Neal   NCCA STEM Institute      Drug Awareness Programs: Are They Doing More Harm Than Good?    1st Place 
 Hannah Brothers   Indian Creek Middle School      Don't Underestimate the Vape    1st Place 
 Megan Ellington   Newton County Theme School      What Role Did Georgia Play During World War II?    2nd Place 
 Tucker Consuegra   Newton County Theme School      Newton County, Georgia: Are Food Deserts Identifiable in the County, and if so, How Severe are They?    2nd 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 education. “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.”