Winners named in essay contest

The culmination to the "Girls In The Middle Academy" was an essay contest, honoring the late Jaunita Watts-Byrd, a long time Coweta County educator and charter member of the Newnan Continental Societies, Inc.

The topics were "Bullying In Schools" and "Violence In Music.” Students from O.P. Evans Middle School, Arnall Middle School, Dawson Street Academy and East Coweta Middle Schools submitted their essays to the respective counselors. The contest was judged on April 12 and awarded on May 2. The students along with their counselors were awarded certificates and monetary tokens of achievement and appreciation.

The Newnan Chapter of Continental Societies, Inc. congratulates: Lia Boyce (1st Place), Merci Jackson (2nd Place) and Jasmine Williams (3rd Place) as Juanita Watts Byrd Essay Contest Winners. Other participants were as follows: Asia Welch, Evans Middle School; Angela Mareno, Arnall Middle School; Jocelyn Garcia, Arnall Middle School; Iysheia Sherman, East Coweta Middle School. Each young lady was awarded a certificate and a monetary award.

Counselors from all of Coweta County middle schools helped with this entire effort.



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