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 Second place winners will receive a $75 gift certificate for Note to Editors: One or more of the winners is in your area

National Earth Day Haiku Competition Student Winners

Category Winner Grade School Town Award
K – 2nd Grade Ciara Short 2 Fremont Elementary School East Syracuse, NY First Place
  Sydney Cannioto 2 Jefferson Avenue School Fairport, NY Second Place
3rd – 4th Grade Casadi Patterson 4 Gastonville Elementary Center Finleyville, PA First Place
  Caitlin Kelly 3 Home-Schooled Mechanicsville, VA Second Place
5th – 8th Grade Lauren Scott 8 Leland and Gray Union School Townshend, VT First Place
  Regina Reynolds 5 The Independence School Newark, DE. Second Place
9th – 12th Grade Ryan Mercure 11 East Catholic High School Manchester, Conn. First Place
  Rob Milanich, 10 Walter Johnson High School Bethesda, Md Second Place

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


Michael Bernstein

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