Bryce Jones, a seventh-grader from Woodstock Middle School, won the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District) Water Essay Contest for Cherokee County and was selected as the Grand Prize winner earning him a $500 prize. Bryce’s winning essay was called “I Am Stormwater Pollution.” In it, he wrote, “I do not mean to cause harm, but when you throw down your trash, salt, oil, and fertilizers, I cannot help but to take it to where I flow. I cannot help what I do, but you can. You can help clean me up and cleanse me of pollution.” The winning essay can be found on the Metro Water District website.
Metro Water District announced the winners of the 17th Annual water essay contest during an awards ceremony held at the Georgia state Capitol on December 12th, 2018. The Metro Water District honored winners from the city of Atlanta and the 12 other counties. This year, middle school students were asked to write a 300-500 word essay on the topic: What is stormwater pollution? What impact does it have on the health of our rivers, lakes, and streams, and what can you do to prevent it? 1,200 students in the Metro Water District participated in the water essay contest.
Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority’s Public Information Specialist, Lori Forrester, Congratulates Bryce Jones for representing Cherokee County with a imaginative essay that exhibits a clear understanding of stormwater.