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Kendrick Middle Student Receives Water Environment Award

Student Recognized for Outstanding Water Related Science Fair Project


Kendrick Middle School 7th grade student Zaire Winters was recognized for her 2019 Science Fair Project entitled,  “Which Filtration Method Leads to the Purest Drinking Water.”

The Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) Board of Directors recently recognized a Kendrick Middle School student from the Clayton County Public School (CCPS) system for her outstanding water related science fair project.

For the past 22 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 an outstanding water related project. The student is then recognized during the board’s May meeting.

This year’s award presentation took place during the May 2 Board Meeting. Zaire Winters, a 7th Grade Student at Kendrick Middle, was recognized for her project entitled, “Which Filtration Method Leads to the Purest Drinking Water.” She tested an activated carbon filter vs. a homemade filter in the removal of contaminants. This was visually demonstrated through the use and filtration of food color.

Keisha Thorpe, CCWA assistant general manager – operations, served as a judge for the competition. She described Winters as ‘poised, polite and focused’ during the science fair.

“Filtration is a key process in water treatment, and Miss Winters demonstrated a high level of understanding of this process. This is what truly made her stand out,” adds Thorpe.

“Miss Winters did a great job explaining her hypothesis and how she tested her hypothesis,” says John Chafin, chairman of the CCWA Board of Directors. “We encourage her to continue on this science path.”