The Newton County Robotics Team placed fourth at the most recent 4-H District competition. Pictured from left to right are: Breshia Donald, Student Volunteer from East Central Community College, Timothy Ford, Atley Thomas, Anna Claire Skinner, Kensley Allen and Katrina McCalphia, Extension Agent.
Decatur United Methodist Church participated in a revival mission project for the Backpack Ministry of the Newton County School District. The church collected nearly 200 bags of food for needy students in the school district. These bags are given by teachers to students who may not otherwise have food to eat at home.
Newton County Elementary School Assistant Principal Jessica Loper (right) is presented the Red Rose Award by Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma representative Melesia Reed. Delta Kappa Gamma presents the prestigious award to those who promote outstanding educational standards and cultivate learning in students.
Ms. Lyles was born December 19, 1928 in Newton County in the Shiloh Community. Ms. Lyles is the mother of four children: Willie C. “Pee Wee” Lyles (deceased), Lisha Lyles Hodges (deceased), Linda Lyles Walker and Joann Lyles.
At the beginning of November, Newton County Elementary School adminstration and PTO leadership challenged their campus to raise $20,000 for playground and campus upgrades. If the fundraising goal was met, NCES principal Jason Roberson and assistant principal John May promised to camp out overnight on the school campus.
The MHV of Newton County collected stockings this month for underprivileged children in the community to donate to the Salvation Army. Many groups in the county contributed, including Woodmen of the World, the Lawrence Community Club and the Newton 4-H Club members.
The Newton County High School Talented and Gifted (TAG) students competed in the ECTAG Egg Drop Engineering Challenge. The NCHS team placed second in their division front row from left: Parker Chaney, Carlois Walker, and Marcus Mowdy; back row from left: Tanner Dailey and Lee Hill. Melisa Hill is the NCHS TAG Club sponsor.