Middle School Essay Contest

The Middle School Essay Contest challenges students to think critically about our region’s water resources and raises awareness for conservation and preservation of water quality in metro Atlanta.

2016 marks the 15th year of the Metro Water District Essay Contest. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders in Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties are invited to participate in the contest.

2016 Middle School Water Essay Contest Finalists

2016 Essay Contest

Middle school students were to write a 300-500 word essay on the following topic: Why is water conservation important to you and our region?

Winning Essays

Congratulations to the 2016 Middle School Essay Contest winners! Thank you to all the students that submitted essays.  Over 1700 students participated in this year’s contest.

Jurisdiction

Student Name School

Grade

City of Atlanta

Marcus Johnson Inman Middle School

7

Bartow

Tristan Collins South Central Middle School

6

Cherokee

Carter MacDonald Mill Creek Middle School

7

Clayton

Ariel Henderson North Clayton Middle School

8

Cobb

Katherine Barrios Barber Middle School

6

Coweta

Thomas Becker Madras Middle School

6

DeKalb

Gray Hamby Renfroe Middle School

6

Douglas

Victoria Toups Harvester Christian Academy

8

Fayette

Tito Alofe Rising Starr Middle School

6

Forsyth and District Runner-up

Madelyn Wortel South Forsyth Middle School

6

Fulton

Sadie Howard Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School

7

Gwinnett

Jackson Spooner North Gwinnett Middle School

8

Hall and District-wide

Emma Clyburn Lanier Christian Academy

8

Henry

Sierra Riley Woodland Middle School

8

Paulding

Maria Maldonado J.A. Dobbins Middle School

6

Rockdale Kennedy Williams Memorial Middle School

8

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016 winners of the 2016 Middle School Essay Contest were honored at the Georgia State Capitol.  Emma Clyburn of Hall County was awarded District-wide winner and Madelyn Wortel of Forsyth County was awarded District Runner-up.

Overall winner - Hall County
Hall and District-wide Winner
Emma Clyburn
Lanier Christian Academy
Runner Up - Forsyth County
Forsyth and District Runner-up
Madelyn Wortel
South Forsyth Middle School
Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District