2023 Regional Social Studies Fair

NCSS Students Win Awards at Regional Social Studies Fair
Posted on 03/22/2023
Regional Social Studies Fair project winnersNewton County School System (NCSS) students won big at the recent Georgia Council for the Social Studies (GCSS) 2023 Regional Fair held locally at Eastside High School on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Overall, 25 NCSS students earned awards at the regional fair.

Seven NCSS students earned “Best in Region” awards in addition to their first place prizes. They include Kennedy Curry, Veterans Memorial Middle School; Rhonda Grider Purchase and Morgan Roach of Newton County Theme School; Leah Joseph, Sarah Robinson, and Isabella Webb of Newton College & Career Academy, and Bailey Stover of Newton High School. Each of these students will advance to the State Fair, hosted by GCSS at North Cobb High School on April 22, 2023.

NCSS students who won awards at the 2023 Regional Social Studies Fair include:

2023 Regional Social Studies Fair Winners
Kennedy Curry 
Veterans Memorial Middle School   Have You Ever Vaped?   1st Place and Best in Region
Rhonda Grider Purchase and Morgan Roach   Newton County Theme School   Does Color Affect Drink Choice?   1st Place and Best in Region
Leah Joseph, Sarah Robinson, and Isabella Webb   Newton College & Career Academy   Does Daylight Savings Affect the Daily Lives of Humans?   1st Place and Best in Region
Bailey Stover   Newton High School   The Culture Heard Around the World: The Influence of African Americans on Western Music   1st Place and Best in Region
Jackson Nealy   Cousins Middle School   The Battle of Stalingrad   1st Place
Madolyn Height and Maren Poynter   Newton County Theme School   Covid-19s Effect on the Ecosystem: Is the World Finally Going Green?   1st Place
Azaya Foster, Lauren Parsons, and Brianna Maffett   Liberty Middle School   The Autistic Spectrum: Living with the Autistic Child in America   1st Place
Lelia Shaw   Newton County Theme School   Food in the Great Depression   1st place
Benjamin Parson and Jonathan Hulgan   Newton County Theme School   Forgotten Purrs and Barks: The Domestication of Ancient Cats and Dogs   1st Place
Destinne Brown   South Salem Elementary School   Who is Madam CJ Walker?   2nd Place
Liam Boardman, Angel Alvarez, and Armando Diaz-Ortiz   Veterans Memorial Middle School   How is the Russian and Ukraine War Affecting Economics/Industries   2nd Place
Breyan Barton, Shanay Lindsay, and Emily Gallardo-Rosas   Veterans Memorial Middle School   Teens and Mental Health   2nd Place
Sophia Mabie   Newton County Theme School   Who is Behind Some of the Unusual Social Norms in North Korea?   2nd Place
Robyn Asbell   Newton College & Career Academy   What are the Effects of Teaching Critical Race Theory Across a Broad Spectrum of Curricula in the US?   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 our Northeast Regional Social Studies Fair winners,” said Ms. Shundreia Neely, NCSS Director of Secondary Education. “The students from each district 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. I commend Dr. Sophia Seide, NCSS Social Studies Instructional Specialist, for hosting such a dynamic fair. This is the first of many to come.”