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Georgia Model Water Tower Competition

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Georgia Model Water Tower Competition logo for 2024
February 8, 2024

For Immediate Press Release

2023-2024 - Cobb-Marietta Model Water Tower Competition

The Model Water Tower Competition (MWTC) is a fun, science-oriented contest aimed at introducing middle school students to the water and engineering professions. The competition challenges students to design and build a water tower with specific size, height, and functional requirements.

The MWTC was open to all Cobb County middle school students. This annual competition calls for students to enter a functioning model water tower designed from recycled materials. The judging categories required specific standards to be incorporated into the model, including hydraulic function, specific dimensions, and materials used.

The top three models won cash prizes of 1st Place $300, 2nd Place $200, and 3rd Place $100. Gift cards were awarded to non-top placing teams for the categories of Engineering Design, Artistic Design, Imaginative Design, Presentation, Cost Effectiveness, and Structural Excellence.

This year’s MWTC winning teams, all from Cooper Middle School, are:

1st Place: Beatles – Andrew Mast

2nd Place: Happy Meal – Ida Cham, Olivia McKinnon, Cailyn Sarr, and Mia Beseril

3rd Place: Snowman – Wilnide Cerezier, Erin Frassier, Ada Taylor, and Ariel

Winners of superlatives in the categories of:

Engineering Design: Jaws - Jahill Page, Kyle Williams, and Nigel Brown

Judge’s Choice (Presentation): Aquarium -  Madelyn Lopez Alvarez, Yunimar Ferreira Frometa, Celeste Rayo, and Sylvia Thomas

Artistic Design (Volunteer Vote): ) Duo Lingo -  Carolina Gomez Barrera, Carmen Younggreen, and Luciana Gomez Barrera

Photographs of the towers and event can be viewed on Cobb Water’s Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/cobbwater/albums/72177720314583010

Congratulations to everyone who participated, and a big thanks to Cooper Middle School’s math and science teachers, Crystal Mast and Geoffrey Gillie, for supporting your students throughout the months-long process of the competition!