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CCSD Students Win at State Social Studies Fair

CCSD Students Win at State Social Studies Fair

Four Cherokee County School District students earned top honors at the State Social Studies Fair!

The annual CCSD Social Studies Fair program offers students in grades 5-12 the opportunity to research and complete a project individually or as part of a team.  Projects can focus on anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science or sociology/psychology.  Top-scoring projects at the district fair advance to regionals.  Regional winners then move on to the Georgia Council for the Social Studies state fair, which recently was held in Kennesaw.

Arnold Mill ES fifth-graders Adriana Castillo and Kylie Measor earned the Best in Class top honor in the Political Science category for Grades 5-6 for their project, “How do the City of Roswell local taxes impact the safety and well-being of the community?”  They also earned the Friends of Georgia Archives and History’s special prize.  Their teacher advisor is fifth-grade social studies and math teacher Jane Morris.    

E.T. Booth MS eighth-grader Rohan Pandya earned the Best in Class top honor in the Political Science category for Grades 7-8 for his project, “Is the Electoral College Fair?”  His teacher advisor is sixth-grade social studies teacher Laura Bilbo.         

Dean Rusk MS sixth-grader Matthew Gula earned two special awards for his History category Grades 5-6 project, “How did the Civilian Conservation Corps play a role in constructing Georgia State Parks?”  He earned both the Ed Jackson Georgia Studies Award and the Society for Georgia Archaeology Award.  His teacher advisor is eighth-grade social studies teacher Jacob Pendergraft.

“We’re so proud of you for this statewide honor, which recognizes your dedication to learning more about your world today and its history,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “Congratulations to each of you and your teacher advisors.  Thank you to all of our social studies teachers and district curriculum staff for making this annual academic enrichment opportunity for our students a success.”

The Cherokee County School Board and Dr. Hightower will honor CCSD’s winners for their region first-place awards and additional state honors at this month’s school board meeting.