Georgia Council for the Social Studies

2012 State Social Studies Fair Special Awards


Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists Award

"Fort Pulaski"

Connor Hynek

Jones Middle School

Paulding County Schools

Laura Webb, Directing Teacher


Society for Georgia Archaeology Award

"Misery at Andersonville"

John Hendricks

Jasper Elementary School

Casey Shull, Directing Teacher


Georgia Council on Economics Education Award

"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



Georgia Geographic Alliance Award

"Hiawassee: Down Under"

Kyra Tallent and Hannah Whitehead

Towns County Middle School

Town County Schools

Sherri C. Behrens, Directing Teacher


New Georgia Encyclopedia Award

"Deathly Discrimination:  Barriers to Equality and Integration"

Haley Smith and Miranda Smith

Richmond Hill Middle School

Bryan County Schools

Mary Jo Fina, Directing Teacher



Friends of Georgia Archives and History Award

"Hiawassee: Down Under"

Kyra Tallent and Hannah Whitehead

Towns County Middle School

Towns County Schools

Sherri Behrens, Directing Teacher



Civic Mission of Schools Award

"What is Operation Thunderbolt?"

Christopher "Copeland" Rouse

Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts

Savannah-Chatham County Schools

Dr. Andrea Madison, Directing Teacher



GCSS Sociology/Social Psychology Award

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

Arianna Hardaway

Memorial Middle School

Rockdale County Schools

Caroline Snell, Supervising Teacher