Ranvitha Vivek, 1st grader from Heathrow Elementary School (Lake Mary)
Lakshitha Bhandari, a 4th grader, from Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School (Sanford)
Aadhav Kumar, a 3rd grader, from Wilson Elementary School (Sanford)
Mackenzie Gordon, a 4th grader, from English Estates Elementary (Fern Park)
Eric Segrest, a 10th grader, from Lake Highland Prep School (Orlando)
Second Grader, Stonemill Elementary School, Chemical Society of Washington
Second Grader, Capital Montessori School, Puget Sound Local Section
Fifth Grader, Jumoke Academy at the Hartford Conservatory, Connecticut Valley Local Section
Fifth Grader, Howard Drive Elementary, South Florida Local Section
Sixth Grader, Jefferson Middle School, Midland Local Section
Seventh Grader, The Harker School, Silicon Valley Local Section
Eleventh Grader, Calloway County High School, Kentucky Lake Local Section
Eleventh Grader, PA Leadership Charter School, Pittsburgh Local Section
To promote the positive role that chemistry plays in the world, the American Chemical Society (ACS) established the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) public awareness campaign. Among many other activities, the Orlando Section of the ACS hosted 2022 CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest for K-12 students in Central Florida. The theme of the contest is “The Buzz About Bugs: Insect Chemistry.”
The contest received many entries from multiple schools. Thanks to the teachers who brought the contest to students’ attention.
Results of local contest:
Grade K-2 Category
Winner: Ranvitha Vivek from Heathrow Elementary School, guided by Amber Mash
Grade 3-5 Category*
Winner: Lakshitha Bhandari from Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School, guided by Mary Lynn Hess
Runner-up: Aadhav Kumar from Wilson Elementary School, guided by Nicole Chavez
Runner-up: Mackenzie Gordon from English Estates Elementary, guided by Kelly Atterbury
Grade 6-8 Category
Grade 9-12 Category
Winner: Eric Segrest from Lake Highland Preparatory School, guided by Steve Math
The winner of each category will receive a certificate and a monetary award of $50. The runners-up of Grade 3-5 category will receive a certificate and a monetary award of $25. The teacher who guided the winner of each category and the runners-up of Grade 3-5 category will receive a school supply funding of $100 and $50, respectively.
The winner of each category also advances to the national 2022 CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest. The full results of national contest can be found at ACS Website.
If you have any comments or questions regarding the local contest, please contact the local section’s CCEW coordinator (Dr. Duy Le, email@example.com).
* Because Grade 3-5 category received a large number of high-quality entries, the executive committee of the local section voted to give two tied runner-up awards for this category.