Chemists Celebrate Earth Day

About the Award

As part of the ACS Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) Celebration, the ACS sponsors a poetry contest for K-12 students.  Students can pick topic related to that year’s topic.  Poems can be any style (free verse, limerick, haiku, etc.).  Entries are judged based on relevance to and incorporation of theme, word choice and imagery, colorful artwork, adherence to poem style, originality and creativity, and overall presentation.

Each 1st place winner receives a check for $50, and their winning poem is entered into the ACS National CCED poetry contest, sponsored by the Office of Community and Activities and Committee on Community Activities.


If you have any questions, please contact the CCED Coordinator, Mike Mautino, at

2017 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Poetry Contest Recipients

The Pittsburgh Section wishes to thank all of the students who submitted entries, as well as the teachers who encourage participation in the contest.

<K-2 Grade: No entries received.
3-5 Grade: Ananya T. (5th Grade), Boyce Middle School (Teacher: Mrs. Susan Fleckenstein)
6-8 Grade: Thomas P. (6th Grade), Home School (Teacher: Susan P.)
9-12 Grade: Michaela P. (11th Grade), Ringgold High School (Teacher: Mrs. Kim Leasure)

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