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CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest!

As part of CCEW 2020, students from grades K-12 were invited to share their interpretation of this year's theme, “Protecting Our Planet through Chemistry”, in the form of illustrated poems. This year, ACS local sections submitted digital 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

Natalie Sperduti, 2nd Grade
Owasco Elementary School
Central New York Local Section


2nd Place

Siyona Dharker, Kindergarten
Farmland Elementary School
Chemical Society of Washington


Grades 3-5

1st Place

Ezekiel Smith, 4th Grade
Center for Inquiry (CFI) School 70
Indiana Local Section

2nd Place

Calliope Brennan, 4th Grade
Chenango Forks Elementary School
Binghamton Local Section

Grades 6-8

1st Place

Morgan Becker, 7th Grade
Shoreline Junior High School
Salt Lake Local Section

2nd Place

Andrew Smith, 7th Grade
Emily Gray Junior High School
Southern Arizona Local Section

Grades 9-12

1st Place

Sylvia Taylor, 11th Grade
Auburn High School
Central New York Local Section

2nd Place

Ana Serratos, 10th Grade
Our Lady of Lourdes Academy
South Florida Local Section