We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry. We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.
What a pleasant evening we had hosting a gathering of approximately 100 enthusiastic attendees: students, parents, grandparents, high school teachers, and KACS members, for our Section’s fortieth Awards presentation to High school students who have excelled in Chemistry either routinely in the classroom, as recommended by their teachers, and/or as a result of success on a two-stage chemistry exam administered by our Section. In the last couple of years we have also formally recognized past chairs of the Section with “Past-Chair” pins. Also recognized at this ceremony are KACS members who have been members of the Society for 50 years, outstanding College Students nominated by the two 4-year colleges in our Section, an outstanding high school teacher, and one (or more) Section member(s) or friend(s) who has consistently given of his/her time and energy for the successful execution of any of our Section’s activities – it is always “fun” to see the surprise on the recipient’s face.
Outstanding high school seniors recognized this year were
Outstanding college-student award recipients were
Outstanding high school teacher Awardee
50-year members in attendance
Each received a certificate supplied by the National ACS. Drs. Fred Antosz and Charles Hall did not attend.
Past chairs in attendance
Our startled Section Awardee
Thanks are due once again to our Awards Committee, and to our KACS Education Committee for another successful event: