Chemists Celebrate Earth Week 2020 Illustrated Poetry Contest Winners!

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!

Grades 6-8

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!

Grades 3-5

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!

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