Newton County, Georgia has much to be proud of. With a beautiful downtown, being home to over 60 film and television series, and a rich history – Covington is a remarkable place. However, what we really hold pride in is our future. The children in our community are our pride and joy and academics are key. Newton County takes pride in all of its schools and the things they have accomplished.
The NCSS Literacy Days Competition was held in Newton County last month. This competition was open to elementary and middle school students of Newton County. The competition included a poetry recitation, a writing contest, a read aloud of a literature piece and a drama contest. Students first competed at their own school and the winners advanced to the county competition.
The poetry recitation was judged on several different criteria, a few being the difficulty of the poem and the accuracy of the student’s recitation. Students participating in the writing contest were given a prompt and one hour to complete their essays. Students in kindergarten through second grade were able to participate in the read aloud contest, where they chose a piece of their own to read aloud to the judges. The winners of the drama competition were from Middle Ridge Elementary School, Newton County Theme School at Ficquett’s, and Liberty Middle School.
The competition was very successful and Newton County is extremely proud of the accomplishments of all the students who participated in the school and county competitions. The winners at the county competition will continue on to represent the Newton County School System in the regional competition. The regional competition will be held in Griffin, Georgia in February.