High School Chemistry Olympiad is Alive and Well!
Twelve students from Chardon H.S., Hathaway Brown School, Brecksville-Broadview Heights H.S., Lakewood H.S., North Olmsted H.S., Solon H.S., and Hawken School took the 2015 U.S. Chemistry Olympiad national exam on Friday, April 17 at Cleveland State University. These 12 students first competed on March 14 with 85 students from area high schools.
Two of the twelve students scored high enough to become one of the top 20 finalists who will attend the Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado from June 2-17, 2015:
Kevin Tang - Solon H.S.
Megan Zhao - Brecksville-Broadview Heights H.S. (Megan was also a 2014 Study Camp participant)
The students will further compete for one of four spots on the USA team, which will participate in the upcoming 47th International Chemistry Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan, July 20 – 29, 2015. Congratulations and Best Wishes to Kevin and Megan!
The Cleveland Section of American Chemical Society (ACS) held it’s annual local, high School Chemistry Olympiad on March 21st 2009, at Cleveland State University.
In late May, the following results were mailed to the Olympiad Coordinator: Adytia Kalluri (North Olmsted High School) placed in the Honors category (within top 50) and Anna Easterday (Chardon High School) placed in the High Honors category (top 150)
A total of seventy six students from ten high schools competed in the preliminary examination. Eleven top scoring students from eight high schools advanced to the National portion of the Olympiad.
The 2009 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad took place on April 24th, 2009. This was an all day affair. Two written exams were administered in the morning, and a lab/practical took place in the afternoon. Exam responses were mailed promptly for scoring and ranking by ACS National.
Coordinator, HS Chemistry Olympiad, ACS
Cleveland State University