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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 19, 2007
Date:12/24/2007

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Results of National Chemistry Week poster contest: A Hometown Winner?

The American Chemical Society has selected winners from schools around the nation for its 2007 poster contest for National Chemistry Week. That program, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has taught millions of students in grades K-12 and others about chemistrys central role in everyday life. This years theme, The Many Faces of Chemistry, emphasized chemistrys roles in improving public health, protecting the environment, providing innovative new products, and making life longer, healthier, and happier. For names, schools, and hometowns of winners and other detai
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