NCW Illustrated Poem Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 NCW Illustrated Poem Contest!

As part of NCW 2017, students from grades K-12 were invited to share their interpretation of this year's theme, “Chemistry Rocks!”, 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

Cole Agaraki, 2nd Grade
Waiakeawaena Elementary School
Hawaii Local Section


2nd Place

Calliope Brennan, 2nd Grade
Chenango Forks Elementary
Binghamton Local Section


Grades 3-5

1st Place

Anika Khedekar, 4th Grade
Village School
Princeton Local Section


2nd Place

Katherine Song, 5th Grade
Dr. Henry E. Perrince Academy of the Arts
South Florida Local Section


Grades 6-8

1st Place

Camilla Nguyen, 8th Grade
Kapolei Middle School
Hawaii Local Section


2nd Place

Carolina Ikuno, 6th Grade
Kent Place School
North Jersey Local Section


Grades 9-12

1st Place

Brianna Chan, 10th Grade
Mililani High School
Hawaii Local Section


2nd Place

Megan Soto, 10th Grade
John F. Kennedy High School
Orange County Local Section