Often these pages contain stories of teenagers not doing right. That was not the case Wednesday as we had a chance proudly to report on the academic achievement of a group of students from Eastside High School who last week took top honors in the AAA Georgia Academic Team Association State Championship Tournament.
We salute Nic Walter, Patrick Ford, Adhithya Rajasekaran, Julianna Laseter, Conner Bryan and Cole Rogers for their superb efforts in bringing home the championship to Newton County.
Kudos also to their coach, Eric Adams, who has spent numerous extra hours of his time working with these kids.
Over the last few years many of us have been disappointed at the academic slide of our school system. In spite of that, we are encouraged by the renewed academic enthusiasm personified by these kids and the administration and teachers of our school system.
A strong school system makes for a strong, economically sound county.
Go Eagles! Go Newton County Schools!