Georgia Model Water Tower Competition
For Immediate Press Release
2022-2023 - 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 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: The Goonz – Liliana L., Joshua M, LaMora W., and Trent B.
2nd Place: Calamitous Cuphead – Cullen C., Aerad W., Jared F., and Juan G.
3rd Place: Club Sesame Street – Angel H., Morgan C., Mackyla T.
Other finalists: Mia O., Tellann B., Aaliyah H., Daniel A., Adrian S., Oliver E., Tahni E., Aryanna I., Maria R., Katelyn W., Emmanuel C., Dekario D., Elijah N., Payton G., Kameryn O., and Matthew O.
Photographs of the towers and event can be viewed on Cobb Water’s Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/cobbwater/albums/72177720306573638
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!