NHS Student Wins 2019 YGA Contest

Newton High School Student Arriana Gross Wins 2019 State Young Georgia Authors Contest
Posted on 04/23/2019
Arriana GrossThe Newton County School System is pleased to announce that Newton High School student, Arriana Gross, won the statewide ninth-grade Young Georgia Authors Contest competition with her entry, “The Seeds.” She is a freshman. Gross previously won first place at both the school district and regional level.

Students participating in the Young Georgia Authors Contest could submit entries 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.

“I am extremely proud of Arriana,” said NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. “She is obviously a very talented writer and that is an important skill to have. Arriana has represented both Newton High School and the Newton County School System well. Considering the fact that she’s only a freshman, it wouldn’t surprise me to see her name on the Young Georgia Authors Contest’s list of champions for several years to come!”

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

Read Arriana's Winning Entry
The Seeds, by Arriana Gross