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CCWA’s Water Environment Research Awards Presented to Local Students

May 23, 2017 by Cree Cornish


Edmonds Elementary students Journee Love-Gates and Jaida Thomas receive the Water Authority’s 2017 Water Environment Research Award for their science fair project entitled, “Battle Royale - T4r vs. E. Coli.”

The Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) Board of Directors recognized three students from the Clayton County Public Schools system for their outstanding water related science fair projects.

For the past 20 years, CCWA has provided judges to the Clayton County Regional Science & Engineering Fair held every February. During the fair, CCWA staff serving as judges select two outstanding water related projects. The students are then presented CCWA’s Water Environment Research Award during the board’s May meeting.

This year’s awards presentation took place during the May 4 Board Meeting. Awards were presented to Edmonds Elementary students Journee Love-Gates and Jaida Thomas and Elite Scholars Academy student Kennedy Hood. Love-Gates and Thomas won for their project entitled, “Battle Royale – T4r vs. E. Coli.” while Hood, who received this award last year, won for her project entitled, "Reducing Nitrate Levels in Water.”

“This year’s projects were impressive. You can tell all three students spent a lot of time researching their projects,” says John Chafin, chairman of the CCWA Board of Directors. “We encourage them to continue learning more about water related issues.”

Journee, Jaida and Kennedy received a trophy and a gift card to Barnes & Noble.

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