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Young Achiever: Everitt D. Meer

Everitt Meer, 11, winner of National Chemistry Week 2013 Poetry Contest, 3rd-5th grade category.

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Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 9:01 p.m.

Age: 11

School: Fifth grade, Jubilee Christian School, Mt. Lebanon

Family: Parents, Karl and Susan Meer; sister, Morgan

Residence: Mt. Lebanon

Noteworthy: Winner of the third- to fifth-grade category in an illustrated poetry contest for the American Chemical Society's 2013 National Chemistry Week. The local contest was sponsored by the ACS Pittsburgh Section. Everitt wrote a haiku about energy:

“Energy is now.

Energy is forever.

It will always be.”

Hobbies: Plays basketball and baseball; enjoys Legos and reading.

Quote: “I like science and math. Those are my two favorite subjects, and I hope to be an engineer when I grow up.”

— Jason Cato

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