Middle School Essay Contest

The 20th annual Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Middle School Essay Contest is now open. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders in Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties are invited to participate in the annual essay contest. 

All essays must be accompanied by a complete entry form. All essays should contain the original work and thoughts of the student author. Student name and parent/guardian contact information must be clearly printed in order to win the contest. For teachers submitting on behalf of students: please note that each essay should include student name and parent/guardian contact information. Multiple essays can be submitted in one PDF. Essays must be submitted online. If there are any special circumstances requiring essays be submitted by mail, please contact educator@northgeorgiawater.org.

Submission Deadline: October 8, 2021

Student Submission Form | Educator Submission Form

Information FlyerGuidelines |  Judging Rubric   

Live Exploration: Georgia’s Water

GA Project WET Urban Watershed Activity

 

Want to Dive Deeper?

Teachers, are you interested in taking your students on a deeper dive into your water resources? Each year, we partner with Georgia Project WET to offer background information and an excellent Urban Watershed activity that relates to the topic. The 2021 supplemental Urban Watershed activity is What’s Your Standard? We also encourage teachers to check out the Project Wet website, Discover Water: The Role of Water in Our Lives.

Thank you, Georgia Project WET for provided excellent teaching resources for teachers in our region and state!

 

2020 Essay Contest Winners

The 19th annual Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Middle School Essay Contest had over 600 student participants who researched essential water jobs wrote excellent essays on the importance of water during a pandemic. 

On Thursday, January 21, 2021 the winners of the 2020 Middle School Essay Contest were honored at a virtual ceremony. Jack Schuman of Fulton County was awarded District-wide winner and Hannah Cooke of Fayette County was awarded District Runner-up. Read the winning essays by Jack and Hannah.

Thank you to all the students, teachers, parents, and school administrators who help make this contest so successful. Congratulations to our 2020 winners.


Jurisdiction

Student
Name
School

City of
Atlanta

Tessa Stuart The Galloway School

Cherokee

Logan Nix Lyndon Academy

Clayton

Anthony Garou Eddie White Academy

Cobb

Ella Chesser North Cobb Christian

Coweta

Jordin Guy Arnall Middle School

DeKalb

Abeille Goldstein Waldorf School of Atlanta

Douglas

Elizabeth Montcalm Mason Creek
Middle School

Fayette

Hannah Cooke Crossroads Christian
School

Forsyth

Palak Mor South Forsyth
Middle School

Fulton

Jack Schuman High Meadows
School

Gwinnett

Ranger Welch Trickum Middle School

Hall

Daniel Whiting Lanier Christian Academy

Henry

Brody Spann Strong Rock
Christian School

Paulding

Emma Larsen Austin Middle School

Rockdale

Aadith Reddy Young Americans
Christian School

 

About the Contest

Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders in Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties are invited to participate in the annual essay contest. The 2021 essay topic will be posted in August 2021. For more information, please contact education@northgeorgiawater.org

Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District