Babb Middle and Rex Mill Middle Students Recognized for Winning Model Water Towers
The Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) Board of Directors during its January Board Meeting recognized students for their award-winning water towers that were designed and built during the second annual Model Water Tower Competition in October.
During the recognition on January 9, students from each team showed their tower, explained their design concept and shared a few things they learned while designing and building the tower.
“It was great to see the winning towers and hear the students explain their concepts. We are excited to see our partnership with Clayton County Public Schools expand as this competition grows,” says H. Bernard Franks, CCWA general manager.
CCWA hosted it’s 2019 Model Water Tower Competition at Rex Mill Middle School October 23. The Georgia Association of Water Professionals and the Georgia Section of the American Water Works Association started the competition about 10 years ago. The purpose is to provide information to young students on water resource engineering, infrastructure, water treatment and conservation in hope that some will become future water professionals. The mission statement for the competition is: “From Today’s Youth Come Tomorrow’s Leaders – Let’s Lead Some To The Water Profession.”
Approximately 67 students from Babb and Rex Mill formed 21 teams to design and build working water towers. The day of the competition, teams took their towers through several test stations (materials, dimensions, hydraulics) and an interview panel. Scoring then determined the top teams.
The winning teams are:
1st Place – New Waves (Babb): Maliya So, Mackenzie Bounthone and Nayelli Campos
2nd Place – Creeper Awww Man (Babb): Alex Aguilar, Wilmer Sanchez and Alexander Hernandez
3rd Place – T.A.I.L. (Babb): Tiffany Ngo, Alison Tran, Isaiah Andrews and Liana Lac
Award for Best Artistic Design – Team Water Authority (Rex Mill): Dylan Castillo, Fernando Escamilla and Dameon Meyers
Award for Best Engineering Design – Team R.A.D.Z. (Rex Mill): Andrew Griffin, Dustin Fajardo-Guzman, Robert Roc and Zoran Galloway
Award for Outstanding Presentation – Team ATLANTA UNITED WATER TOWER (Rex Mill): Bryce Halcromb, Ibrihim Sow and Fredrick Dupree
CCWA’s competition was sponsored by Jacobs Engineering, Gas South, Hazen and Sawyer, Consolidated Pipe and Supply Company, Master Meter and Ferguson Waterworks.