Georgia Council for the Social Studies

2012 State Social Studies Fair Winners

 

Best in Fair Winner

 

Best in Fair Project

"Prison Labor: Is It the Modern Day Slavery?"

Corregio Peagler

Wadsworth Magnet School

DeKalb County Schools

Justine Dawson, Directing Teacher

 

 

Best in Class I Winners

 

 

 

Overall Best in Class I

"The U.S National Debt: Why is the Debt so Huge, and How Can We Reduce it?"

Rafaela Todd

Wadsworth Magnet School

DeKalb County Schools

Justine Dawson, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class I Anthropology

"The Handwriting’s on the Wall"

Dominique James

Hesse Elementary

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools

Becky Bethel, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class I Economics

"How Has Buford Dam Impacted Our Lives?"

Olivia Herrera

Sixes Elementary

Cherokee County Schools

Kathy Boyle, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class I Geography

"Hiawassee: Down Under"

Kyra Tallent and Hannah Whitehead

Towns County Middle School

Towns County Schools

Sherri C. Behrens, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class I History

"Life During the Great Depression"

Emily Richardson

Bremen Academy

Bremen City Schools

Alison Tanner, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class I Political Science

"What Impact has the Internet Made on the United States Postal Service?"

Hannah Lesser

Midvale Elementary

DeKalb County Schools

Angela Johnson, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class I Sociology/Social Psychology

"How Do Computers Affect Schools?"

Albert Shin

Bremen Middle School

Bremen City Schools

Katherine Stahl, Directing Teacher

 

 

Best in Class II Winners

 

 

 

Overall Best in Class II

"Fort Pulaski"

Connor Hynek

Jones Middle School

Paulding County Schools

Laura Webb, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class II Anthropology

"Siblings’ Similarities and Differences: Nature vs. Nurture"

Mathilde Van Liefferinge and Grace Rollins

Clarke Middle School

Clarke County Schools

Dr. Elizabeth Connell, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class II Economics

"What is the Effect of Literacy Rate, GDP, and Democracy Index on Voter Turnout in Democracies?"

Roopsha Bandopadhyay

Fulton Science Academy Middle School

Fulton County Schools

Christopher Stiffler, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class II Geography

"How Does HIV/AIDS Affect Women in Sub-Saharan Africa?"

Milan Ferguson

Elite Scholars Academy

Clayton County Schools

Dr. Hannah Edwards, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class II History

"The War of 1812:  How Did It Impact the Community of St. Marys?"

Matthew Hankwitz

St. Marys Middle School

Camden County Schools

Mike White, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class II Political Science

"What is Operation Thunderbolt"

Christopher "Copeland" Rouse

Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools

Dr. Andrea Madison, Directing Teachers

 

Best in Class II Sociology/Social Psychology

"Underage Alcohol Abuse: What are the Causes and Effects of Underage Drinking?"

Arianna Hardaway

Memorial Middle School

Rockdale County Schools

Caroline Snell, Directing Teacher

 

 

Best in Class III Winners

 

 

 

Overall Best in Class III

"Could You Be President?"

Lucy Henderson and Taylor Strickland

Carrollton High School

Carrollton City Schools

Michael Harvey, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class III Anthropology

"Fingerprints and Numbers"

Brittany Gaiter

Albany Early College

Dougherty County Schools

Tuwanna Edwards, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class III Economics

"How Efficient and Effective Are Three Top Charitable Organizations?"

Carly Manning and Rachel Kelsesky

River Ridge High School

Cherokee County Schools

Kathryn Ricker, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class III History

"What Role Did Diet and Nutrition Play in the Outcome of the Civil War?"

Estrella Curry

Jonesboro High School

Clayton County Schools

Tanea McKee-Cohen, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class III Political Science

"What Do You Do With a Captured Pirate?"

Kerum Kendall

Eagle’s Landing High School

Henry County Schools

Jamie Bullington, Directing Teacher


 

Best in Class IV Winners

 
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Overall Best in Class IV

"The Effects of Birth Order on Indicators of Academic Success Among High School Students of Multiple Ethnicities"

Sarah Geil

North Cobb High School

Cobb County Schools

Pamela Roach, Directing Teacher

 

Best in Class IV Sociology/Social Psychology

"The Effect of Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major on the Blood Pressure of 16 to 18 Year Old Adolescents"

Adhiti Bandlamudi

North Cobb High School

Cobb County Schools

Pamela Roach, Directing Teacher