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.
Illustrated Poem Contest
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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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