FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Tue Apr 24 16:42:03 EDT 2007

Student winners of nationwide Earth Day competition announced

Winners of a nationwide Earth Day Haiku competition illustrating the theme “Recycling—Chemistry Can!” have been announced by the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. The competition is part of the Society’s annual program, Chemists Celebrate Earth Day. The first-place winners will receive a $150 gift certificate for Amazon.com. Second place winners will receive a $75 gift certificate for Amazon.com. Note to Editors: One or more of the winners is in your area

National Earth Day Haiku Competition Student Winners

CategoryWinnerGradeSchoolTownAward
K – 2nd GradeCiara Short2Fremont Elementary SchoolEast Syracuse, NYFirst Place
  Sydney Cannioto2Jefferson Avenue SchoolFairport, NYSecond Place
3rd – 4th GradeCasadi Patterson4Gastonville Elementary CenterFinleyville, PAFirst Place
  Caitlin Kelly3Home-SchooledMechanicsville, VASecond Place
5th – 8th GradeLauren Scott8Leland and Gray Union SchoolTownshend, VTFirst Place
  Regina Reynolds5The Independence SchoolNewark, DE.Second Place
9th – 12th GradeRyan Mercure11East Catholic High SchoolManchester, Conn.First Place
  Rob Milanich,10Walter Johnson High SchoolBethesda, MdSecond Place

Note to Editors: Copies of the poems are available upon request.