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Newton students earn 5 first-place wins in science competition

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System is celebrating five first-place winners and several other honors in science.

Newton County School System students took home five first-place wins, nine second-place wins, 12 third-place wins and a special recognition during the recent 2011 Griffin RESA Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

"Congrats to the Newton County students who made such a tremendous showing in this regional competition," said NCSS Superintendent Gary Mathews. "Thanks, too, to their teachers and administrators who teach and support them."

Indian Creek Middle School had four first-place winners in the junior division of the competition, seven second-place winners and eight third-place winners. The first-place winners include Zach Chambers, Emmy Jordan, Melissa Williams and Allison Ballew.

Cousins Middle School had two second-place winners and four third-place winners.

Newton High School had one first-place winner in the senior division, Amanda Manowski.

In the special awards category, Indian Creek Middle School's Zach Chambers earned a recognition from the Ricoh Americas Corporation, a copy and fax machine service.

"Science and engineering are most important to our nation's future competitiveness," Mathews said.

The Georgia Science and Engineering Fair is scheduled for this weekend at the Classic Center in Athens. The International Science and Engineering Fair will be held in Los Angeles from May 8 to 13.