Largest Local Chemistry Olympiad Yet

by Mako Masuno

The Local Chemistry Olympiad in Sacramento had the largest showing yet, 63 students.  On March 12, 2016, students from Mira Loma, Oak Ridge, Da Vinci, Davis Senior High, Folsom High, Vista Del Lago, and Sheldon high schools sacrificed their Saturday to compete in the event.  Directly after the competition, the students enjoyed the annual ‘Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream’ party, which celebrated their dedication to science and education.

students sit in classroom and take test

High school students from throughout the section take the Local Chemistry Olympiad written test.

The National Chemistry Olympiad was held on April 23, 2016 at Sacramento City College.  A special thanks to the supporting parents, administrators and teachers, and a special thanks to Varnell Crankfield, who each year, tirelessly supports the lab portion of the exam.  Please congratulate Richard Duan (Mira Loma), Pranav Kodali (Mira Loma), Raj Ajudia (Vista Del Lago), Amish Jain (Vista Del Lago), Phaniraj Aenugula (Folsom High School), Diana Ly (Sheldon), Abigail McInnes (Sheldon), Dustin Nguyen (Oakridge), Lauren Duan (Davis), Jessica Yeung (Da Vinci) and Nathan Tang (Davis) for qualifying and participating in the National Chemistry Olympiad.

students in a chemistry lab full of equipment look at the camera

High school students get ready to take the lab portion of the National High School Chemistry Olympiad

Author: ACS Sacramento Section

The Sacramento area has over 900 members of the American Chemical Society in all areas of chemistry.

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