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UI Family Member Wins National Poetry Contest

Nadine, Drs. Stelck &  MagolanThe American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsored a nationwide, illustrated poetry contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grades.  Local ACS Sections invited all students in their areas to compete. This year's theme was, "Rethinking Recycling-It's Easy to Be Green!"

In the 3rd -5th grade division, Nadine, from Lena Whitmore elementary, won 1st place for the Washington-Idaho Border Section of the ACS.  Nadine's first place poem was sent to Washington D.C. where it was judged beside all the other 1st place poems from around the nation.  Nadine is the daughter of Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Rahim, Associate Professor in the University of Idaho Civil Engineering Department.

On May 9th , 2012 Dr. Jakob Magolan and Dr. Dan Stelck, from the ACS Washington-Idaho Border Section, visited Nadine's 5th grade classroom to announce her achievement as the first place winner of this national contest.  Nadine will be receiving a certificate of achievement as well as a $300 check for her winning illustrated poem.  All the winning poems from the local section are  posted in Renfrew Hall on the U of I campus.  A poster of Nadine and her poem will be posted in the office of the Dean of the College of Sciences and in the Chemistry Office on the University of Idaho Campus.  Congratulations Nadine!  We are proud of you!

Nadine's ACS Poster with Poem