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.

2017 marked the 16th year of the Metro Water District Middle School Essay Contest. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders in the 15 county metro area are invited to participate in the contest.

2017 Middle School Essay Contest County Winners

Congratulations to all our contest winners. Over 1200 essays were submitted for the 2017 contest. Thank you to all participants and for the support of parents, teachers and principals! Without the support of our schools, our contest would not be a success!


Jurisdiction

Student
Name
School


Grade

City of
Atlanta

Cheyenne George KIPP Strive Academy

7

Bartow

Anya Higgins South Central
Middle School

6

Cherokee

Abby Turner E.T. Booth
Middle School

7

Clayton

Faith Udeh Kendrick Middle School

8

Cobb & District-Wide Winner

Jolee Northrop Hightower Trail
Middle School

8

Coweta

Reese Robertson Smokey Road
Middle School

7

DeKalb

Abenezer Sefiw Chapel Hill
Middle School

7

Fayette & District-Wide Runner Up

Sanika Kumar J.C. Booth
Middle School

6

Forsyth

Skanda Bharadwaj South Forsyth
Middle School

6

Fulton

Talhah Khan Amana Academy

7

Gwinnett

Caleb Robertson North Gwinnett
Middle School

7

Hall

Owen Tracy Lanier
Christian Academy

8

Henry

Aparna Ganesan Eagles Landing
Middle School

6

Paulding

Blake Hart J.A. Dobbins
Middle School

7

About the Contest

Middle school students were asked to write a 300-500 word essay on the following topic: Explain why water quantity (how much water we have) and water quality (how clean the water is) are equally important.

Each winner will receive $100 and a District-wide winner will be chosen from among the county and City of Atlanta winners to receive an additional prize of $400. Winners will be honored at a reception at the State Capitol.

Email education@northgeorgiawater.org for questions.

Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District
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