The American Chemical Society has sponsored an Illustrated Poem Contest for the past twelve years celebrating Earth Day through an incredible interdisciplinary project incorporating art, English and science. This year, the Central New York Section had 405 poems submitted for the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Illustrated Poem Contest 2015 with the theme “Climate Science—More Than Just A Weather Report!” from the following schools and school districts:
Auburn, Bishop Ludden, Baldwinsville, Bridgeport, Cazenovia, Cicero North Syracuse, East Syracuse Minoa, Jamesville-Dewitt, Fabius-Pompey, Fayetteville-Manlius, Liverpool, Onondaga Central, Pembroke, Red Creek, Syracuse Hebrew Day School, and Westhill.
The winners of the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Illustrated Poem Contest for the Central New York Section of the American Chemical Society are:
Kindergarten-2nd Grade Division: Madison Musso, a second grader from Genesee Elementary School, Auburn, NY. Madison’s teacher is Rhonda Altman.
3rd-5th Grade Division: Kiru Morrissette, a fifth grader from Syracuse Hebrew Day School, Dewitt, NY. Kiru’s teacher is Melissa Neri.
6th-8th Grade Division: Alyssa Barnaba, an 8th grader from Theodore Durgee Jr. High School, Baldwinsville, NY. Alyssa’s teacher is Jill Gravante.
9th-12th Grade Division: Katherine Babcock, a 12th grader from East Syracuse Minoa Central High School. Katherine’s teacher is Nancy Dafoe.