March 12, 2000
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Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Regional Social Science Fair 2000

The Regional Social Science Fair was held at the University Center of Valdosta State University on Saturday, Feb. 19. The Valdosta region includes schools in the surrounding 17 counties. Participants in grades 5-12 participate in school fairs. Winners of school fairs compete in regional competition. The best eight projects from the region go on to state competition, to be held April 15, 2000, at Clayton State College and University in Morrow. Class I winners are from grades 5 and 6, Class II winners are from grades 7 and 8.

The eight winners from the Valdosta region were:

Best of Show

Leanna Wilson, Class II, W.J. Williams Middle School, Moultrie: "Restoring a Small Town�Keeping Consumer Interest Alive"

Jordan Hancock, Class II, Brooks Middle School: "Humans and Wolves"

DeShaun Maria Harris, Class II, Lowndes Middle School: "How Much Allowance Do You Get?"

Hannah Whisnad, Class II, Valdosta Middle School: "Does the King Live On?"

Stacy Cain, Class II, Valdosta Middle School, "Child Abuse"

Charlie Bell, Class II, C. A. Gray Middle School, Moultrie: "Rise and Fall of an American Town"

Andrew Smith, Class I, Hahira Elementary School: "Are We Loving Yellowstone to Death?"

Casey Jones, Class I, Quitman Elementary School: "How does Smoking Affect You and Your Environment?"

For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Stanley at Middle Grades Education, 229-333-5611.