SOUTH FORSYTH — A fifth-grader from Daves Creek Elementary School qualified for the final state round at the recent Georgia Regional Social Studies Fair.
Brady Hutchinson will represent the south Forsyth school as he competes at the state level against the “best social students Georgia has to offer,” according to Seth Hutchinson, marketing teacher and DECA advisor at South Forsyth High and the student’s father.
He reached the regional competition by placing first in his category at the Forsyth level of the fair.
The Georgia Social Studies Fair includes three levels: county, region and state.
Hutchinson’s project, “What is Child Labor’s Effect on the Economy?” earned a first-place blue ribbon at the regional event, where he was one of 32 Forsyth students.
“He is excited to compete at the state level with his combination of an explanation of supply and demand in the labor market and his strong primary research, which shows a market-driven solution to the problem of child labor,” the elder Hutchinson said.
“When asked what he could do to improve his project, [he] responded, ‘I plan to expand my survey in order to increase its validity.’”
Just 16 students in fifth-12thgrades were selected from the 48-county region to compete at state, which will be held at Clayton State University.