19 RCPS students advance to regional Social Studies Fair

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Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) fifth graders tackled tough questions about our society, economy, history, and more in the annual RCPS Fifth Grade Social Studies Fair, held January 12, 2019 at Memorial Middle School. Students wrote research papers, created visual presentations, and were interviewed by judges on their research, data, analysis, and conclusions. The top 16 projects (Best In Fair, First Place, Second Place) advance to the East Metro Regional Social Studies Fair on March 2, 2019 at MMS. For more information, visit www.rockdaleschools.org/academiccompetitions.  (Pictured: Some of the Best In Fair, First Place, Second Place winners at the 2019 RCPS Fifth Grade Social Studies Fair). The projects advancing to the regional fair are as follows:

Best in Fair: Timothy Sims, Jr., Flat Shoals Elementary, “Does Technology Make Us Lazy?”; Anthony Davis and James Frazier, Lorraine Elementary School, “How Did the War of 1812 Impact Trade Between the United States and Great Britain?”

First Place: Gary Borders, FSE, “Benefits and Drawbacks of Youth Sports”; Aaden Rolland, FSE, “How Serious Are Concussions In Youth Sports?”

Second Place: Elizabeth Lovett, Barksdale Elementary School, “Adolf Hitler: Was He the Main Reason for WW II?”; Cassidy Tinsley, BES, “WW I and Diseases”; Olivia Howard, C.J. Hicks Elementary, “Criminal Behavior: Nature vs. Nurture”; Isabella Henry, C.J. Hicks Elementary, “How did 9/11 Affect People’s Lives?”; Chase Jones, Hightower Trail Elementary, “High School Dropouts: How Do They Effect the Economy?”; Cayden Grimes and Mia Sandoval, J.H. House Elementary, “What Impact Did Hurricane Michael Have on Florida’s Economy?”; Yeni Gutierrez and Valarie Macias, J.H. House Elementary, “How Do Mexican Restaurants in Georgia Contribute to the Economy?”;  Maxwell Watkins, LES, “Tesla Cars: Are They Worth the Price?”; Miller Watkins, LES, “How Did the United States Participate in the Vietnam War?”; Talia Barron,  D.L. Sims Elementary School, “Hands Free: Has Texting and Driving Laws Decreased the Number of Car Accidents?”; Sanai Banner, Shoal Creek Elementary, “What Caused the US to Enter WWII?”; Carson Pruett, SCE, “WW II and Why it Started?”

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