October 31, 2013
In honor of Family History Week, October 7-12, the Newton County LIbrary held a Family Tree contest. Youth ages 17 and under were invited to do genealogy research and use any medium to create a family tree. The library received submissions from elementary middle and high school students. Library staff, volunteers and members of the Covington Service Guild Judged the Family Tree Projects. In honor of Family History Week at the Library (October 7-12th), the Library held a Family Tree contest. Youth Ages 17 and under were invited to do genealogy research and use any medium to create a family tree. The contest began September 14th and contestants had until October 8th to design their family tree project and bring it to the library. The library received submissions from Elementary Middle and Highschool students. Library Staff, Library Volunteers, and members of the Service Guild Judged the Family Tree Projects. The winners were LIberty Middle School sixth grader Caleb Jackson; Aaron Troutner a first grade student at Riverbrooke Academy; Jeryll Harris, fifth grade, South Salem Elementary; and Justus Harris, kindergarten, South Salem Elementary. The winners received a $50 Amazon Gift Card that they can use to buy books. The contest was sponsored by the Newton County Service Guild and Newton County Library Genealogy Volunteers. Pictured here are winner Caleb Jackson, second from left. Also pictured are his father, Cory Jackson; Ellen Blakeslee library Genealogy Room volunteer; Courtney Lumpkin, assistant director; and contest participants Cameron White and Leila Goss. (Special Photos)
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