CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest!

As part of CCEW 2019, students from grades K-12 were invited to share their interpretation of this year's theme, “Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper”, in the form of illustrated poems. This year, 34 ACS local sections submitted entries for the contest. 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

Reyansh Bejgum, Kindergarten
St. Mary Elementary School
Kentucky Lake Local Section


2nd Place

Felicity Shaw, 2nd Grade
Inkom Elementary School
Idaho Local Section


Grades 3-5

1st Place

Victoria Hernandez, 3rd Grade
Academir Charter School West
South Florida Local Section

2nd Place

Nadia Gremar, 5th Grade
Hilda Lahti Elementary School
Portland Local Section

Grades 6-8

1st Place

Andrew Smith, 6th Grade
Agua Caliente Elementary School
Southern Arizona Local Section

2nd Place

Gabriela Domenzain-Vera, 7th Grade
Desert Shadows Middle School
Central Arizona Local Section

Grades 9-12

1st Place

Pastel Schway, 9th Grade
Connections Academy
Silicon Valley Local Section

2nd Place

Erica Hengartner, 10th Grade
Our Lady of Lourdes Academy
South Florida Local Section