Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) 2016 Illustrated Poem Contest Winners

Creative Poems About Indoor Air and Water

Congratulations to the winners of the CCED 2016 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 2016 celebration, students from grades K-12 were invited to share their interpretation of this year's theme, “The Great Indoors-Your Home's Ecosystem”, 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

Jenna Holleran, 1st Grade
Tioga Hills Elementary School
Binghamton Local Section


2nd Place

Katie Guth, 2nd Grade
Sterling School
Western Carolinas Local Section


Grades 3-5

1st Place

Emma Guth, 5th Grade
Sterling School
Western Carolinas Local Section

2nd Place

Sofie Heggenhaugen, 4th Grade
Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School
South Florida Local Section

Grades 6-8

1st Place

Kate Panizzi
St. John School
Southwest Georgia Local Section

2nd Place

Tommy Palotas, 8th Grade
St. Luke School
Erie Local Section

Grades 9-12

1st Place

Hannah Jones, 9th Grade
Mt. Lebanon High School
Pittsburgh Local Section

2nd Place

Alustriel Day, 11th Grade
Washington High School
Sioux Valley Local Section