National Chemistry Week (NCW) 2012 Illustrated Poem Contest Winners

Awesome Poems Express the Importance of Nano

Congratulations to the winners of the National Chemistry Week (NCW) 2012 Illustrated Poem Contest!

NCW is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life; this year's NCW took place October 21-27, 2012.

As part of the NCW 2012 celebration, students from grades K-12 were invited to share their interpretation of this year's theme in the form of illustrated poems, “Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG Idea in Science!”

Winners at the local-section level qualified for the national contest; at the national level, first- and second-place prizes were awarded in four grade categories.

Thank you to all schools and local sections that participated!

To request a full-size version of an illustrated poem, please contact (be sure to specify which illustrated poem you are interested in).

Categories and Winners

Grades K-2

1st Place

Emilio Del Angel, 2nd Grade, John H. Shary Elementary School
South Texas Local Section

2nd Place

AJ Rice, 2nd Grade, Lone Mountain Elementary School
Central Arizona Local Section

Grades 3-5

1st Place

Sunay Dubey, 5th Grade, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
North Jersey Local Section

2nd Place

Jessie Hutcheson, 3rd Grade, Eastside Elementary School
Southwest Georgia Local Section

Grades 6-8

1st Place

Jeffrey Pelayo, 8th Grade, St. Louise Parish School
Puget Sound Local Section

2nd Place

Alana Moe, 7th Grade, Memorial Middle School
Sioux Valley Local Section

Grades 9-12

1st Place

Cassie Kiewiet, 11th Grade, Heritage Christian Academy
Kalamazoo Local Section

2nd Place

Nicole Cohen, 10th Grade, East Catholic High School
Connecticut Valley Local Section