In conjunction with our 2018 NCW “Chemistry is Out of This World” Activities Night on Friday, October 26, the Princeton ACS Section (PACS) sponsored the National Chemistry Week (NCW) Illustrated Poem Contest for students in Kindergarten through 8th grades. For this contest, students were asked to write and illustrate a poem that fit the 2018 NCW theme of “Chemistry is Out of This World”.
Prizes were awarded in 3 categories: K-2nd; 3rd-5th and 6th-8th grades. Selection criteria were artistic merit, poem message, originality, creativity and neatness.
Contest winners were announced at the NCW Activities Night at Princeton University on October 26.
This year’s winners were:
First Place, Rishi Khedekar, Dutch Neck Elementary School
Second Place, Keerthana Pasumarthi, Dutch Neck Elementary School
Honorable Mention, Jameson Fennimore, Johnson Park School
First Place, First Place Anika Khedekar, Village School
Second Place, Hema Gujjar, Lawrence Intermediate School
First Place, Daniel Lu, Grover Middle School
Second Place, Pavana Gujjar, Lawrence Middle School
Honorable Mention, Hunter Schaffer, The Pennington School
Our First Place winners advanced to the National Contest and it has just been announced that Rishi Khedekar has placed First in the K-2nd category of this contest! Congratulations to Rishi and all our winners and thank you to the parents and teachers that supported them.