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:
|GRADE||SCHOOL||STUDENT||TITLE OF WORK|
|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.”