Water Authority Award

Water Authority Award
Posted on 05/06/2019
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 Congratulations Zaire!


Shown left to right during CCWA’s Board Meeting on May 2,
Kendrick Middle School 7th Grade student  
Zaire Winters,
CCWA Assistant General Manager - Operations Keisha Thorpe,
Kendrick Middle School 
Science Teacher Brie Bowers and Winter’s mother Nicole. 

Press Release!

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For Immediate Release: May 3, 2019                                                   
Kendrick Middle Student Receives Water Environment Award Student Recognized for Outstanding Water Related Science Fair Project
Morrow, Georgia - - 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.”

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