Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (2014) Illustrated Poem Contest Winners

Winning Poems Quench Our Thirst with Water Concepts

Congratulations to the winners of the CCED 2014 Illustrated Poem Contest!

CCED is a community-based annual event that takes place on or around April 22 each year. CCED unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the positive role of chemistry and raising environmental awareness. As part of the CCED 2014 celebration, students from grades K-12 were invited to share their interpretation of this year's theme, “The Wonders of Water”, in the form of illustrated poems. Winners at the local section level qualified for the national contest. At the national level, first- and second-place prizes were awarded in four categories. Thank you to all schools and local sections that participated!

Categories and Winners

Grades K-2

1st Place

Nicolette Lyscik, 2nd Grade, Forest Grove Elementary School
Pittsburgh Local Section

2nd Place

Daniel Crouse, 1st Grade, Concord Elementary School
Kentucky Lake Local Section

Grades 3-5

1st Place

Claire Shao, 5th Grade, Bradford Woods Elementary School
Pittsburgh Local Section

2nd Place

Julia Normandin, 5th Grade, Millville Elementary School
Central Massachusetts Local Section

Grades 6-8

1st Place

María López Mata, 8th Grade, Central de Artes Visuales School
Puerto Rico Local Section

2nd Place

Qin Yang Siang, 8th Grade, Minisink Valley Middle School
Mid-Hudson Local Section

Grades 9-12

1st Place

Katherine Babcock, 11th Grade, East Syracuse Minoa High School
Central New York Local Section

2nd Place

Kaitlyn Steward, 12th Grade, Union County High School
Kentucky Lake Local Section