Reading Student Wins MWRA Writing Contest

Reading, MA — The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) recently announced that a Reading student won MWRA’s Annual Writing Contest. From the grade third class at the Alice M. Barrows Elementary School, Emma McCormick was a third-place winner in the Gr. 3-5 writing category.

Left to right (back): DPW Safety Administrator Eric Mysliwy, Director of Public Works Christopher Cole, and Assistant Director of Public Works Michael Kessman
Front: winner Emma McCormmick

Close to 200 people gathered at the MWRA Deer Island Facility on May 24th to honor this year’s contest winners. This year, students across the MWRA service area were challenged to use their creative skills to design a poster or write an essay, poem, or story about the different jobs at the MWRA. Winners were selected from over 1,100 posters and over 200 writing entries. 

All winning posters and writing entries are on display at the Waterworks Museum located at 2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02467, through September 27, 2024. Check out for museum hours. To learn more about the MWRA School Education Program and view all the winning entries online, visit the School Program page on the MWRA’s website,

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