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Mickelison Womack Earns Water Research Environment Award

May 23, 2018 by Suzanne Brown

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Morrow High School student Mickelison Womack is pictured with his parents Micah and Kevin Womack, Assistant General Manager – Operations Jim Poff, CCPS Coordinator of K – 12 Science Janetta Greenwood, Science Teacher D’Anna Muhammad and CCPS Superin

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

For the past 21 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 3 Board Meeting. Awards were presented to Rex Mill Middle School student Anthony Griffin and Morrow High School student Mickelison Womack.

Griffin, who was also a 2016 award recipient, received the junior level award for his project, “Using Simple Purification Methods to Make Clean Water During an Emergency.” Womack received the senior level award for his project, "Can Daphnia Magna and Elodea Monitor Water Toxicity?” Womack also placed 2nd in his division at the state science fair.

“Anthony and Mickelison put a lot of thought into their projects. We enjoy seeing their interest in science and, specifically, water-related issues,” says John Chafin, chairman of the CCWA Board of Directors. “We encourage them to continue this science path.”

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