Students Win Social Studies Awards, Advance to Regional Fair | Schools
HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – The Houston County School System held its annual social studies fair on Jan. 23 and 24 at the Museum of Aviation. Students from Eagle Springs Elementary School, Perry Middle School and Warner Robins High School won seven awards and were selected to advance to the regional competition. The Southwest Georgia Regional Social Studies Fair at The Columbus Museum on Feb. 23. Students in grades 5-12 chose a topic in one of six disciplines: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science or sociology/psychology. Students then selected a topic or posed a question that they wanted to research. Their projects were visual and verbal presentations of the conclusions reached after analyzing their research.
Projects were entered by individuals or teams of up to three students. They are judged in four classes: Class I: Grades 5-6; Class II: Grades 7-8; Class III: Grades 9-10; and Class IV: Grades 11-12.A list of the winners and their schools, grades and project topics and disciplines is provided.
Warner Robins High School
Best in Fair, Best in Discipline-1st Place in Political Science: Scotty Kent - “Baiting Bambi: Did GA Need HB 277?” - Directing Teacher: Phil Daly. Kent is pictured with his awards and project.
Eagle Springs Elementary
Best in Discipline-1st Place in History: Kyle Bennett - “The Effects of WWII on Great Britain” - Directing Teacher: Rose Nelson
Best in Discipline- 1st Place in History: Isha Shah -“The GA State Flag: How Did It Evolve?” - Directing Teacher: Rose Nelson
1st Place in History: Tyler Smith -“What Were the Two Worst Prisons in the Civil War?” - Directing Teacher: Rose Nelson
1st Place in History: Julian Farber - “What Were the Effects of Apartheid on South Africa?”- Directing Teacher: Rose Nelson
1st Place in Political Science: Sydney Dawsey - “Should Women be Drafted?” - Directing Teacher: Rose Nelson
Perry Middle School
1st Place in Geography: Micah Develle - “Why Are Koalas Disappearing?” - Directing Teacher: Barbara Gilmore
The award-winning projects are on display at the central office for the Feb. 11, 2013, Board meeting. For more information please contact Pam Knauer, coordinator of social studies and media, at 478-988-6396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.