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RCPS students advance to state social studies fair
Photo of some RCPS winners and organizers at East Metro Region Social Studies Fair 2020Seven students from Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) are advancing to the 2020 state Social Studies fair. Congratulations to our fifth grade Social Studies superstars and round of applause for all who competed in the East Metro Region Social Studies Fair, held February 29, 2020 at the Dekalb County School District (DCSD) Board of Education. The state level Georgia Council for Social Studies Fair will be held May 2, 2020. Thank you to all the teachers, coaches, parents, organizers and volunteers whose support made this possible. The following students placed in the region fair:   

Isaiah St. John
, CJ Hicks Elementary, "The History of the Automobile" - 1st Place, Best in Fair.
Nicolas Tyler, Lorraine Elementary, "Behind the Walls: Life in the Ghettos" - 1st Place, Best in Fair.
Christian Gatewood, Flat Shoals Elementary, "Sinking the Titanic" - 1st Place, Best in Fair.
Zoleka Mlotshwa, Hightower Trail Elementary, "Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz Age: What Were They and Did They Have an Impact on America?" - 1st Place, Best in Fair.
Olivia Brumdage, Peek's Chapel Elementary, "Modern Day Slavery" - 1st Place, Best in Fair.
Dylan Morris, Peek's Chapel Elementary, "How Was World War I Trench Warfare A Driving Force For Change?" - 1st Place, Best in Fair.
Kaitlin Coakley, Hightower Trail Elementary, "George Washington Carver: How Did He Impact Crop Rotation?" - 1st Place, Best in Fair.
Kennedy Curry, Lorraine Elementary, "Smoking and Vaping: What are the Health Effects?" - 2nd Place.
Alanah Wooten, Honey Creek Elementary, "How Does Waste Affect Animals?" - 2nd Place.
Christa Wiley, Honey Creek Elementary, "How Does Waste Affect Animals?" - 2nd Place.
Derek Ashton Kiniwaki, CJ Hicks Elementary, "What Were the Rough Riders Contributions in the Spanish American War?" - 2nd Place.
Jason Johnson, Sims Elementary, "How Did 9/11 Affect the United States?" - 2nd Place.
Kaylee Williams, Honey Creek Elementary, "What Effects Does Culture Have on Zimbabwe, Africa?" - 2nd Place.
Anthony Cannon, Honey Creek Elementary, "Why Concussions Are Serious in Youth Sports?" - 2nd Place.
Jeremiah Ruff, Sims Elementary, "Are American Professional Athletes of Color Held to the Same Standard of Penalization as Caucasian Athletes?" - 3rd Place.
Timothy Harvey, Sims Elementary, "Are American Professional Athletes of Color Held to the Same Standard of Penalization as Caucasian Athletes?" - 3rd Place.
Bradyn Elder, Shoal Creek Elementary, "Muhammad Ali" - 3rd Place.
Sheldon Ekpe, Shoal Creek Elementary, "Did Russia Hack the Election?" - 3rd Place.