Girl Wins Planet Mnemonic Contest

A fourth-grader at Riverview Elementary School has won the National Geographic planetary mnemonic contest, developing a handy way to remember the newly assigned 11 planets, including three dwarfs.
National Geographic Children’s Books created the contest in response to the recent announcement by the scientific community that there are now 11 recognized planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Eris. Ceres, Pluto and Eris are considered dwarf planets.
Maryn Smith’s winning mnemonic is My Very Exciting Magic Carpet Just Sailed Under Nine Palace Elephants.

Girl Wins Planet Mnemonic Contest