NCSS students to compete in regional Young Georgia Authors’ Contest

COVINGTON — The Newton County School System has announced 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
GRADESCHOOLSTUDENTTITLE OF WORK
KFairview ElementaryOakley AbrahamUnicorn Story
1Mansfield ElementaryKate BrattonSoftball
2Livingston ElementaryKaitlyn SolomonMy Favorite Visit to the Fair
3Oak Hill ElementaryMarleigh WatsonStrange Views
4Rocky Plains ElementaryKatelynn HowellThe Enchanted Forest
5Newton County Theme SchoolDenise ValeThe Ruby Necklace
6Indian Creek MiddleAnna UnderwoodAds Affect Youth
7Veterans Memorial MiddleShaniya DeSearsForever Loved
8Veterans Memorial MiddleAurora GrayIn Perfect Harmony
9Newton HighArriana GrossThe Seeds
10Newton HighKendall RichardsonMyself, by Myself
11Newton HighJustice FergusonDreamer of Storms
12Eastside HighEmily LentMasks

“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.”

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