In spite of having to cancel in-person events, the Illustrated Poetry Contest forged ahead online for this year’s Chemists Celebrate Earth Week! K-12 students from the Central Arizona local section submitted illustrated poems focused on the theme, “Protecting our Planet through Chemistry.” To say the least, our judges had a tough time deciding on the winning poems! Congratulations to all of our local section winners, and thank you (parents, students, and teachers) for your submissions!
1st Place Emma Benedek (6th grade, Benchmark School)
2nd Place Gabriela Domenzain-Vera (8th grade, Desert Shadows Middle School)
3rd Place Isabella Lawrence (8th grade, Connolly Middle School)
Honorable Mentions: Luc Pillsbury (8th grade, Desert Shadows Middle School), Braeden Lewis (8th grade, Benchmark School)
Emma’s poem was submitted to the national contest for 6-8 category. Congrats Emma!
1st Place Sullivan Reader (3rd grade, Benchmark School)
2nd Place Kolton Koepke (3rd grade, Benchmark School)
3rd Place Caylee LaMere (4th grade, Desert Harbor Elementary)
Honorable Mentions: Alexa King (3rd grade, Benchmark School), Dev Ravikumar (3rd grade, Benchmark School)
Sullivan’s poem was submitted to the national contest for 3-5 category. Congrats Sullivan!
Thank you to all of the students for submitting your illustrated poems, and thank you to their teachers and parents for encouraging them to participate!