COLUMBUS, OH - Akzo Nobel Coatings' Coil and Extrusion Coatings Business Unit presented the 18th Annual Hanna Award in Coatings, recognizing the best project on the science and technology of chemical coatings entered in Ohio Science Day, to middle-school student Carly J. Frazier of Frankfort, OH.

Frazier's project, titled "Which Brand of Nail Polish is the Most Durable," compared the durability of a broad selection of consumer nail-polish products. Science Day judges found the project to be "well thought out, with a balanced regard for both scientific content and practical application."

Frazier, an eighth-grade student at Adena Middle School in Frankfort, receives the Hanna Award cash prize of $1,000, an engraved plaque and an award luncheon and tour of Akzo Nobel Coatings laboratory and production facilities in Columbus, OH.

The Hanna Award is given "to help create a greater interest in - and awareness of - the chemical coatings industry" at the middle- and high-school levels, and to "help foster a greater interest in chemical coatings as a potential career field."