2019 YGA Winners

NCSS Announces 2019 District Young Georgia Authors Winners
Posted on 03/02/2019
Young Georgia Authors WinnersThe Newton County School System is pleased to announce the winners of the district-level, 2019 Young Georgia Authors’ Contest. Each school could submit one entry per grade level for grades kindergarten through 12 into the county competition in the form of short stories, poetry, essays, journals, personal narratives, reports, or other original student writing. Submissions were judged on four domains as reflected in the Georgia Standards of Excellence—ideas, organization, cohesiveness, and language.

Newton County School System’s winning authors will now compete against students in the Griffin RESA group, which includes the following school systems: Butts, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Thomaston-Upson. Representing Newton County School System are the following 2019 grade-level winners:

2019 NCSS Young Georgia Authors Winners; This is Alt Text
 K   Fairview Elementary    Oakley Abraham    Unicorn Story 
 1   Mansfield Elementary    Kate Bratton    Softball 
 2   Livingston Elementary    Kaitlyn Solomon    My Favorite Visit to the Fair 
 3   Oak Hill Elementary    Marleigh Watson    Strange Views 
 4   Rocky Plains Elementary    Katelynn Howell    The Enchanted Forest 
 5   Newton County Theme School    Denise Vale    The Ruby Necklace 
 6   Indian Creek Middle    Anna Underwood    Ads Affect Youth 
 7   Veterans Memorial Middle    Shaniya DeSears    Forever Loved 
 8   Veterans Memorial Middle    Aurora Gray    In Perfect Harmony 
 9   Newton High    Arriana Gross    The Seeds 
 10   Newton High    Kendall Richardson    Myself, by Myself 
 11   Newton High    Justice Ferguson    Dreamer of Storms 
 12   Eastside High    Emily Lent    Masks 

“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.”

For more information on the Young Georgia Authors’ Contest, contact Ms. Sherri Davis, Director of Public Relations for Newton County Schools at [email protected].