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Winner of Hanna Award Announced

A student project about rust-preventative paints has won this year's Hanna Award, presented in the USA by Akzo Nobel's Coatings business.

Student Jeff Warnke has been presented with this year’s Hanna Award, which is handed out annually by Akzo Nobel’s Coatings business in the United States.

The award is designed to generate greater interest in and awareness of the chemical/coatings industry at middle and high school levels and seventh-grader Jeff won the prize for a science project entitled What Type of Paint Prevents Rust Most Efficiently.

A student at the Regina Coeli Middle School in Toledo, Ohio, Jeff’s project compared the performance of a broad selection of consumer paint products.

In selecting him as the winner, the judges said his project was “well thought out, with a balanced regard for both scientific content and practical application.”

The award, which carries a USD 500 cash prize, was presented at the recent Ohio Science Day event held in Columbus by Akzo Nobel's Coil and Extrusion Coatings business.

Jeff, the 16th recipient of the honor, was also given an engraved plaque and will be treated to an award luncheon and tour at Akzo Nobel’s coatingslaboratories and production facilities in Columbus.

(Released: July 19, 2002)