Southwest Georgia Local Section

Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society Celebrates National Chemistry Week 2016 with Illustrated Poem contest - "Solving Mysteries through Chemistry"

The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade.

Contest Deadline: Friday October 14, 2016

Prizes: $50 for first place on each of the four categories (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Contact: Dr. Linda de la Garza, ldelagarza@valdosta.edu, 229-333-5798

Facebook page: Science Saturday Chemistry at VSU

National Chemistry Week 2016 Newsletter  

Please click here to download entry form 

Send poems with REQUIRED entry form to:

Dr. Linda de la Garza

Chemistry Department / Valdosta State University

1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698

Winners of the local contest will advance to the ACS National Contest. Visit: www.acs.org/ncw to find images of past winner entries.

 

Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society Celebrates Earth Day 2015 with Illustrated Poem Contest - "Climate Science - More Than Just a Weather Report" 

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American Chemical Society Celebrates Earth Day 2015 with Illustrated Poem Contest
 
VALDOSTA – The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring its annual ”Chemists Celebrate Earth Day” illustrated poem contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The contest is one of several ACS educational outreach activities.

 The theme of this year’s contest is “Climate Science - More Than Just a Weather Report”. The purpose of the contest is to have teachers and students explore seasons and weather, atmospheric changes, the greenhouse effect, or any other relevant topic. Students will then present their ideas with an illustration and related poem.

 There will be four judging categories and a prize of $50 will be awarded to the student with the best entry in each category. The teachers of the winning students will receive a $50  for educational science materials for their class. The contest deadline is Friday, April 10th. All illustrated poems must have a completed contest entry form (http://sowega.sites.acs.org/).

 Poems must be no more than 40 words. The winner entries are determined by faculty from the Department of Chemistry at Valdosta State University and members of the ACS. Winners will represent the local section in the national contest in Washington, DC (national prize: $300 to first-place and $150 to second-place winners).

The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade.
Contest Deadline: Friday April 10th, 2015
Prizes: $50 for first place on each of the four categories (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) Contact: Dr. Ligia Focsan, alfocsan@valdosta.edu, (229) 333-5798
More information: http://sowega.sites.acs.org and in the
Facebook page: Science Saturday Chemistry at VSU
Send poems with REQUIRED entry form to: Dr. Ligia Focsan, Chemistry, Valdosta State Universit

 

The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade.

Contest Deadline: Friday April 10th, 2015

Prizes: $50 for first place on each of the four categories (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) 

The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade.
Contest Deadline: Friday April 10th, 2015
Prizes: $50 for first place on each of the four categories (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) Contact: Dr. Ligia Focsan, alfocsan@valdosta.edu, (229) 333-5798
More information: http://sowega.sites.acs.org and in the
Facebook page: Science Saturday Chemistry atSOWEGA is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade. 

Contact: Dr. Ligia Focsan, alfocsan@valdosta.edu, (229) 333-5798

Facebook page: Science Saturday Chemistry at VSU 

 

Send poems with REQUIRED entry form to: (Please click here to download the form.) 

Dr. Ligia Focsan
  Chemistry Department / Valdosta State University
                                           1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698
Dr. Ligia Focsan
  Chemistry Department / Valdosta State University
                                           1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698
Dr. Ligia Focsan
Chemistry Department / Valdosta State University
1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698 

Winners of the Southwest Georgia illustrated poem contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest! See: www.acs.org/CCED to find images of past-winner entries.

Dr. Ligia Focsan
  Chemistry Department / Valdosta State University
                                           1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698

Senpoems with REQUIRED entry form to:  Dr. Ligia Focsan
  Chemistry Department / Valdosta State University
                                           1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698
Winners of the Southwest Georgia illustrated poem contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest! See: www.acs.org/CC

Contest Deadline:

 

 

 

 

 

Monday April 7th, 2014

Prizes: $50 for first place on each of the four categories (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12). Teachers of the winning students will receive $50 gift card of the educational store of their choice.
Contact: Dr. Ligia Focsan, alfocsan@valdosta.edu, (229) 245-6596
Contest Deadline: Monday April 7th, 2014
Prizes: $50 for first place on each of the four categories (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12). Teachers of the winning students will receive $50 gift card of the educational store of their choice.
Contact: Dr. Ligia Focsan, alfocsan@valdosta.edu, (229) 245-6596
Contest Deadline: MApril 7th, 2014
Prizes: $50 for first place on each of the four categories (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12). Teachers of the winning students will receive $50 gift card of the educational store of their choice.
Contact: Dr. Ligia Focsan, alfocsan@valdosta.edu, (229) 245-6596
More information: http://sowega.sites.acs.org and in the Facebook page: Science Saturday Chemistry at VSU
Send poems with REQUIRED entry form to:  Dr. Ligia Focsan
  Chemistry Department / Valdosta State University
                                           1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698
Winners of the Southwest Georgia illustrated poem contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest! See: www.acs.

Illustrated Poem Contest - "The Wonders of Water"

    

The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) thanks the teachers in the area who submitted their student’s illustrated poems to the CCED 2014 contest with theme “The Wonders of Water”. The best poems awards were presented during the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 19.  The awards and $50 prizes went to:  
a) Sofia Paoletti from Valwood School (K-2nd grade); 
b) Jessie Hutcheson from Eastside Elementary (3rd-5th grades); 
c) Abigail McGee from Pine Grove Middle School (6th-8th grade) and 
d) Alison Peters from Lowndes High School, Valdosta (9th-12th grade).
The best poems will represent the local section in the national contest.
Honorary mention diplomas were awarded to: Brandon Vining (2nd grade) from Eastside Elementary; Chance A. Cigola (5th) from W. G. Nunn Elementary; Danielle Sweet (8th) from St. John Catholic School, and Max Wang(10th) from Lowndes High School.


Information to follow, please visit the website: http://sowega.sites.acs.org, LIKE the Facebook page: Science Saturday Chemistry at VSU to receive updates about our section outreach activities.

The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) thanks the teachers in the area who submitted their students' illustrated poems to the CCED 2014 contest with theme “The Wonders of Water”. The best poems awards were presented during the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 19.  The awards and $50 prizes went to:  

 

a) Sofia Paoletti from Valwood School (K-2nd grade);

b) Jessie Hutcheson from Eastside Elementary (3rd-5th grades);

c) Abigail McGee from Pine Grove Middle School (6th-8th grade) and

d) Alison Peters from Lowndes High School, Valdosta (9th-12th grade).

The best poems will represent the local section in the national contest.

Honorary mention diplomas were awarded to: Brandon Vining (2nd grade) from Eastside Elementary; Chance A. Cigola (5th) from W. G. Nunn Elementary; Danielle Sweet (8th) from St. John Catholic School, and Max Wang(10th) from Lowndes High School.

 

Information to follow, please visit the website: http://sowega.sites.acs.org, LIKE the Facebook page: Science Saturday Chemistry at VSU to receive updates about our section outreach activities.

SOWEGA has a national winner of the NCW 2013 Poem Contest

The Southwest Georgia local section has a national winner of the NCW 2013 Poem Contest: Jessie Mirabella Hutcheson, fourth grade student at Eastside Elementary School, has won 1st place in the 3rd-5th grade category. Jessie will receive a $300 check, certificate, and award letter mailed altogether to her school.

National Chemistry Week (2013) "Energy: Now and Forever"

 Illustrated Poem Contest

Illustrated Poem Contest
As part of National Chemistry Week (NCW) activities, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade. Participating ACS Local Sections welcome area Kindergarten- 12th grade students to compete. 
Prizes: 
Local winners advance to the national contest for a chance to win cash prizes. ACS will award $300 to first-place and $150 to second-place National Contest winners in each grade category!
General Contest Rules:
All poems must be no more than 40 words, and in one of the following styles to be considered:
Haiku
Limerick
Ode
ABC poem
Free verse
End rhyme
Blank verse
Entries are judged based upon relevance to and incorporation of the NCW theme (“Energy: Now and Forever!”), word choice and imagery, colorful artwork, adherence to poem style, originality and creativity, and overall presentation.
All entries must be original works without aid from others. Each poem must be submitted and illustrated on an unlined sheet of paper (of any type) not larger than 11” x 14”. The illustration must be created by hand using crayons, watercolors, other types of paint, colored pencils, or markers. The text of the poem should be easy to read and may be printed with a computer, before the hand-drawn illustration is added, or the poem may be written on lined paper which is cut out and pasted onto the unlined paper with the illustration.
Only one entry per student will be accepted.
All entries must include an entry form.
All illustrated poems and/or digital representations of the poems become the property of the American Chemical Society.
Acceptance of prizes constitutes consent to use winners’ names, likenesses, and entries for editorial, advertising, and publicity purposes.
Illustrated Poem Contest
As part of National Chemistry Week (NCW) activities, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade. Participating ACS Local Sections welcome area Kindergarten- 12th grade students to compete. 
Prizes: 
Local winners advance to the national contest for a chance to win cash prizes. ACS will award $300 to first-place and $150 to second-place National Contest winners in each grade category!
General Contest Rules:
All poems must be no more than 40 words, and in one of the following styles to be considered:
Haiku
Limerick
Ode
ABC poem
Free verse
End rhyme
Blank verse
Entries are judged based upon relevance to and incorporation of the NCW theme (“Energy: Now and Forever!”), word choice and imagery, colorful artwork, adherence to poem style, originality and creativity, and overall presentation.
All entries must be original works without aid from others. Each poem must be submitted and illustrated on an unlined sheet of paper (of any type) not larger than 11” x 14”. The illustration must be created by hand using crayons, watercolors, other types of paint, colored pencils, or markers. The text of the poem should be easy to read and may be printed with a computer, before the hand-drawn illustration is added, or the poem may be written on lined paper which is cut out and pasted onto the unlined paper with the illustration.
Only one entry per student will be accepted.
All entries must include an entry form.
All illustrated poems and/or digital representations of the poems become the property of the American Chemical Society.
Acceptance of prizes constitutes consent to use winners’ names, likenesses, and entries for editorial, advertising, and publicity purposIllustrated Poem Contestthe winners of NCW poster/poem contest

Poem Contest Entry Form and Poem Contest Flyer can be found here!

The best poem awards went to: 

K-2nd William J Hutcheson 1st garde Eastside Elementary School, Douglas, GA 31533
3-5th Jessie M Hutcheson 5th grade Eastside Elementary School, Douglas, GA 31533
6-8th Riley Skye O'Linn 8th grade Valwood School, Hahira GA 31632

K-2nd William J Hutcheson 1st garde Eastside Elementary School, Douglas, GA

 

  

3-5th Jessie M Hutcheson 5th grade Eastside Elementary School, Douglas, GA

 

6-8th Riley Skye O'Linn 8th grade Valwood School, Hahira, GA

 

9-12th Eileen Chen 11th grade Valdosta High School, Valdosta, GA 

  

 

Southwest Georgia Section Celebrates Earth Day 2013 with Illustrated Poem Contest

 The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) thanks the teachers in the area who submitted their student’s illustrated poems to the CCED 2013 contest:

Our Earth: Handle with Care!

The topics for the poems were related to green chemistry and sustainability, recycling, clean air, carbon footprint, plants, water conservation, and the environment. More than 200 entries from ten schools were submitted in 4 categories and the winners were determined with the help of faculty from the Chemistry Department of Valdosta State University on Friday April 4, 2013.

The best poem awards went to: 

a) Lexi McIntyre from Northside Primary School (K-2nd grade);

b) Tyana Young from W. G. Nunn Elementary (3rd-5th grades);

c) Victoria Holmes from Valwood School (6th-8th grade) and

d) Courtney Boone from Valdosta High School (9th-12th grade).

The best poems will represent the local section in the national contest in Washington, DC.

Honorary mention diplomas were awarded to: Jaimie Hutcheson (Kindergarten) from Eastside Elementary; Jessie Hutcheson (3rd ) from Eastside Elementary;  Sarah Gray Parrott (7th) from Valwood School, and Shea Fisher (12th) from Lowndes High School.

 

The awards will be presented during the Earth Day Celebration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. Information to follow, please visit the website: http://sowega.sites.acs.org, LIKE the Facebook page: Science Saturday Chemistry at VSU to receive updates about our section outreach activities, or contact Dr. Linda de la Garza at ldelagarza@valdosta.edu or (229) 333-5798.

a) Lexi McIntyre from Northside Primary School (Tifton, GA)

b) Tyana Young from W. G. Nunn Elementary (Valdosta, GA)

c) Victoria Holmes from Valwood School (Hahira, GA)

d) Courtney Boone Valdosta High School (Valdosta, GA)

SOWEGA is 2012 ChemLuminary Award Winner   

Outstanding Performance by a Local Section – Small Size Category Award

Southwest Georgia Local Section

Southwest Georgia had an outstanding year-long IYC program that included a Science Saturday, IYC themed seminars, and two poem contests. They improved seminar attendance by 80%, and did an outstanding job in utilizing FORMS. 

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