Henry Water Authority Selects Essay Contest Winner – Henry County Times

Zoe Tillman has been recognized by the Henry County Water Authority as the local winner of the 20th Annual Essay Contest sponsored by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.

A college student at Strong Rock Christian School, Tillman wrote “Georgia’s Water” which was selected as Henry County’s best entry. More than 500 middle school students from a total of 15 counties participated in the competition.
300-500 word entries focusing on one of two topics: spotlighting an essential career in water; or illustrating why a clean and plentiful water supply is essential for the region, especially during a pandemic.

Each of the county winners received a $100 prize from the Metro Water District. Tillman picked up an extra gift card and other assorted items from HCWA.

In the two decades the Metro Water District has sponsored its Essay Contest, this outreach activity has challenged thousands of high school students to think critically about the importance of resource conservation and protection. water in the area, according to the Metro Water District. President Glenn Page.

Zoe Tillman, a student at Strong Rock Christian Middle School, is the Henry County winner of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s annual essay contest. special picture

“We are very proud of the entrants to this year’s essay contest,” Page said. “Their essays highlight the critical role water infrastructure and professionals play in our society, while reiterating the importance of our collective efforts to protect this vital resource.”

The contest is one of many educational outreach initiatives conducted each year by the Metro Water District in partnership with the HCWA.

“We are thrilled to recognize the students from Henry County who entered this year’s Metro Water District Essay Contest, especially Zoe, as this year’s winner from Henry County,” said Lindsey Sanders. , HCWA Compliance Coordinator. “These are subjects of crucial importance for our young people, because they are our future water professionals and they are the ones who will have to oversee the preservation and protection of our water resources, especially in the metropolitan region of Atlanta and here. in Henry County.

HCWA Executive Director Tony V. Carnell, who is a product of Henry County Public Schools, can attest to the career opportunities the water profession can provide local students, as he rose from high school graduation of Henry County in his present position. He says events like the essay contest are ideal for educating local students about job opportunities at HCWA and career paths for future water professionals.

“This essay contest educates students about our role in the community as a water utility and reminds them of the importance of environmental stewardship,” Carnell said. “It also benefits us to train the next generation of informed and engaged water professionals and customers.”

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