National Chemistry Week 2019 Illustrated Poetry Contest Winners!

As part of National Chemistry Week, the ACS hosts an illustrated poem contest for K-12 students. We selected poems from the local section for chemistry themes (“Marvelous Metals”), creative poetry, and excellent artwork. Winners of each category are submitted from each local section to the National contest. Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you for your submissions!

Grades 9-12

Honorable Mentions:
Kassidy Barnes (Sierra Linda High School)
Zelda Gonzales (Sierra Linda High School)
Alondra Ramos (Sierra Linda High School)
Viviana Parra (Betty Fairfax High School)
Brooke Estrella (Betty Fairfax High School)
Lauren-Ashley Davidowski (Betty Fairfax High School)

Grades 6-8

1st Place
Luc Pillsbury (8th grade, Desert Shadows Middle School)
Sophia Doe (6th grade, Benchmark School)
2nd Place
Lucille Wilkins (8th grade, Connolly Middle School)
Rylee Pickering (6th grade, Benchmark School)
3rd Place
Faiso Adandhuuh (8th grade, Connolly Middle School)
Anthony Tardi (6th grade, Benchmark School)
Honorable Mentions:
Nathalia Contreras (8th grade, Connolly Middle School)
Isabella Lawrence (8th grade, Connolly Middle School)

Luc’s poem was submitted to the national contest for 6-8 category. Congrats Luc!

Grades 3-5

1st Place
Katherine Hobbs (5th grade, Benchmark School)
Athena Nastasia (4th grade, Benchmark School)
Jaxon Lewis (3rd grade, Benchmark Elementary)
2nd Place
Adam Taylor (5th grade, Benchmark School)
Julie Young (3rd grade, Benchmark Elementary)
3rd Place
Arielle Welch (5th grade, Benchmark School)
Honorable Mentions:
Noah Berman (5th grade, Benchmark School)
Dimitra Kentimenou (4th grade, Benchmark School)
Ayaan Jain (4th grade, BASIS Peoria Primary)

Athena’s poem was submitted to the national contest for 3-5 category. Congrats Athena!

***UPDATE: Athena was awarded 2nd place in ACS National submissions!***

Grades K-2

1st Place
Jacob Freda (Northwest Christian School)
2nd Place
David Cox (Northwest Christian School)
3rd Place
Fei St. Clair (Northwest Christian School)
Honorable Mentions:
Steele Sullivan (Northwest Christian School)

Jacob’s poem was submitted to the national contest for K-2 category. Congrats Jacob!

Thank you to all of the students for submitting your illustrated poems, and thank you to their teachers!

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