(Abigail Miller won 1st place in the When I Grow Up essay contest sponsored by the 529 Educational Savings Program in State Treasurer Riley Moore’s office. A fifth-grade student at Allison Elementary at the time she won, Abigail was one of 15 regional winners before capturing the $5,000.00 first place prize.) She is now a student at Oak Glen Middle School.
WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO BE A CULINARY CHEMIST
BY ABIGAIL MILLER
My job duties are to improve foods and beverages, analyze methods, and study the effects of processing on the appearance,
I want to make a difference by making healthier foods, making vitamins, and giving healthier drinks.
I want to be a chemist when I grow up because I can help people. I know all kinds of chemical reactions and I love chemistry.
I can’t wait to become a chemist so I can help people, I can make new foods and drinks, and I can study effects of new chemical reactions.
(This is the 16th year for the annual When I Grow Up Essay contest. More than 3,000 students around the State participated in the contest this year. Each regional winner receives $500 to invest in a Smart 529 educational savings account. The grand prize winner (Abigail Miller) received an additional $4,500.00 Each regional winner’s school was awarded a $500 cash prize to support school programs.