2019 Regional Social Studies Fair

NCSS Students Win Numerous Awards at 2019 Regional Social Studies Fair
Posted on 02/27/2019
Samuel Lent with his Social Studies ProjectNewton County School System (NCSS) students won big at the recent Georgia Council for the Social Studies 2019 Regional Fair at the University of North Georgia/Gainesville Campus, with 35 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.

Five NCSS students won first place awards at the regional fair including Kya Hinkson, Khyndall Lambert, and A’Kira Morgan from Clements Middle; Carmen Hinton from Indian Creek Middle; and Samuel Lent from Newton College and Career Academy. Lent’s project also earned a “Best in Region” award and was selected to move on to the Georgia Council for the Social Studies State Social Studies Fair on Saturday, April 13 at Eagle’s Landing High School in McDonough, Georgia.

NCSS students who won awards at the 2019 Regional Social Studies Fair include:

2019 Regional Social Studies Fair Winners; This is Alt Text
 Student   School    Grade    Project    Award 
 Samuel Lent   Newton College & Career Academy      How Will the Future Covington Town Center and Three Ring Studios Affect the Economy in Covington?    1st Place; Best in Region; Advancing to State Fair 
 Kya Hinkson, Khyndall Lambert, & A'Kira Morgan   Clements Middle      How Social Media Effects Teenage Girls    1st Place 
 Carmen Hinton   Indian Creek Middle      Adoption    1st Place 
 Rhyanna Robinson & MaKy'la Williams   Clements Middle      Georgia's Entertainment Industry: The Economics Behind the "Hollywood of the South"    2nd Place 
 Jayden Williams, Lenaya Turnbull, & Juan Barajas   Liberty Middle      Palestinians vs Jews: Who Do  You Feel Should Have the Right to Israel?    2nd Place 
 Kayla Parsons, Keely Pontiff, & Hailey Quinn   Liberty Middle      Genocide in Rwanda (Huti vs. Tutsi)    2nd Place 
 Serenity Hays   Indian Creek Middle      Assistant Dogs    3rd Place 
 Hannah Brothers & Reilly Darnell   Indian Creek Middle      Why Did Alcatraz Close?    3rd Place 
 Brooklynn Wescott & Elizabeth Bryans   Indian Creek Middle      Andersonville Tragedy of Men    3rd Place 
 Payton Dozier & Layna Cher   Indian Creek Middle      Tic Tac Tourette's    3rd Place 
 Ziyah Rich & Alexa Williams   Liberty Middle      The Civil War    3rd Place 
 Nathan Jones   Veterans Memorial Middle      Do Video Games Help or Hurt Kids with ADHD?    3rd Place 
 Cameron Shields   Veterans Memorial Middle      Why is Recycling Important?    3rd Place 
 Natalie Henderson, Jade Neal, & Nicholas Jean   Veterans Memorial Middle      The Black Death    3rd Place 
 Diana Lopez, Aly Medina, Emma Johnson, & Ey'ces Tubbs   Veterans Memorial Middle      Is Government Funding Hampering or Helping Our Country?    3rd Place 
 Megan Parks   Veterans Memorial Middle      Do Attractive People Get More From Life than Non-Attractive People?    3rd Place 
 Logan Parrish, Noah Horne, & Romeo Thitapanh   Veterans Memorial Middle      The Effects of Agent Orange    3rd 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.”