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On April 19 seven Newton County high school students were awarded laptop computers for winning the state High School High Tech Computer Competition.

The students wrote essays or power points on "How a laptop
computer would help them transition after high school." The entire
Newton County High School High Tech program attended the awards banquet at Indian Creek Golf and Country Club. Students were given certificates for participation in the various High School High Tech activities from the past school year. Through the High School High Tech program, students were able to attend an industry tour of Nisshinbo and Astroplastics along with lunch at Stevi B's, mock interviews and resume writing workshops at the Newton County School system Career Expo, job shadows at several local businesses and a laptop computer competition. Newton County parents, teachers and administrators came out to support the High School High Tech students and the program. Pictured, from left,
are (front row) Eastside High School students Tim Huffman, Phillip
Jarvis, Jessica Diamond, Kory Coleman, Alcovy High School students
Morgan Sexton and Olympia Smith, (back row) Karen Royston, state
director High School High Tech Program; Cynthia Marvel, NCSS Work Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator; Chris Newsham, AHS Career Tech Coordinator; Debbie Stephens, Newton High School Assistant Principal; Chris Haymore, AHS Assistant Principal; Alisa Echols, EHS Career Tech Coordinator; Brenda McGee, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Not pictured is Eastside High School student Julie Norris.

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Students awarded laptops

On April 19 seven Newton County high school students were awarded laptop computers for winning the state High School High Tech Computer Competition.

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