2019 District Social Studies Fair Winners

NCSS Announces Winners of 2019 District Social Studies Fair
Posted on 02/12/2019
NCSS Social Studies FairNewton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce the winners of the recent 2019 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.

The following students won first place at the NCSS Social Studies Fair and will now compete in the Regional Social Studies Fair on Saturday, February 23, 2019 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.

2019 District Social Studies Winners; This is Alt Text
 Student   School    Grade    Project 
 Rhyanna Robinson & MaKy'la Willimas   Clements      Georgia's Entertainment Industry: The Economics Behind the "Hollywood of the South" 
 Kya Hinkson, Khyndall Lambert, & A'Kira Morgan   Clements      How Social Media Effects Teenage Girls 
 Carmen Hinton   Indian Creek      Adoption 
 Serenity Hays   Indian Creek      Assistant Dogs 
 Hannah Brothers & Reilly Darnell   Indian Creek      Why Did Alcatraz Close? 
 Brooklyn Wescott & Elizabeth Bryans   Indian Creek      Andersonville Tragedy of Men 
 Payton Dozier & Layna Cher   Indian Creek      Tic Tac Tourette's 
 Danielle Howard & Kelsey Jernigan   Indian Creek      Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World 
 Ziya Rich & Alexa Williams   Liberty      The Civil War 
 Jayden Williams, Lenaya Turnbull & Juan Barajas   Liberty      Israel vs Palestine: Who Do You Feel Should Have the Right to Israel? 
 Kayla Parsons, Keely Pontiff, & Hailey Quinn   Liberty      Genocide in Rwanda (Huti vs. Tutsi) 
 Shanelle Edie & DeAjah Johnson   Liberty      The Cold War 
 Nathan Jones   Veterans Memorial      Do Video Games Help or Hurt Kids with ADHD? 
 Cameron Sheilds   Veterans Memorial      Why is Recycling Important? 
 Natalie Henderson, Jade Neal, & Nicholas Jean   Veterans Memorial      The Black Death 
 Diana Lopez, Aly Medina, Emma Johnson, & Ey'ces Tubbs   Veterans Memorial      Is Government Funding Hampering or Helping Our Country? 
 Megan Parks   Veterans Memorial      Do Attractive People Get More from Life than Non-Attractive People? 
 Noah Horne, Logan Parrish, & Romeo Thitapanh   Veterans Memorial      The Effects of Agent Orange 
 Samuel Lent   Newton College & Career Academy      How Will the Future Covington Town Center and Three Ring Studios Affect the Economy in Covington? 

“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.”