NCSS Announces 2022 District Young Georgia Authors Competition Winners
Posted on 03/02/2022
Young Georgia Authors Competition WinnersNewton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce the grade-level winners of the 2022 District Young Georgia Authors Competition. Unlike many writing competitions, Young Georgia Authors does not provide a prompt to which students must respond or provide any other boundaries to their genre choice or creativity beyond a 1900-word maximum length. According to Dr. Karen Dozier, NCSS Elementary Schools Coordinator, entries may include short stories, poetry, essays, journalism, academic research reports, personal narratives, and any other original student writing. She noted that judges looked for expression of ideas, language use, and unique perspective and voice. All district winners will now have their written work forwarded for consideration in the regional Young Georgia Authors Competition.

“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.”

Newton County Schools’ grade-level winners are:

2022 NCSS Young Georgia Authors Winners
 K   Mansfield Elementary   Riley Almond   The Little Cat
1   Newton County Theme School   Aaron Martin   Sky Diving
2   Middle Ridge Elementary   Brooklyn Williams   The Magic Night
3   Middle Ridge Elementary   Catalina Lopez   The Shape Sifting Wolves
4   Newton County Theme School   Cooper Nash   A Great Day
5   Oak Hill Elementary   Jackson Wright   Missing in the Jungle
6   Cousins Middle   James Tyler Fuqua   Robotics: The Best Year I Could Ask For
7   Newton County Theme School   Ayanna Knights   No Way to Die
8   Clements Middle   Tamia Ward   The Divine
9   Eastside High   Johnna Davis   Lost & Found
10   Newton High   Kennedi Leary   Letter to Elie Wiesel
11   Eastside High   Sophie Sara Helena Morton   Disease of Mind
12   Eastside High   Caroline Meakins   Prepossessing