Students place at Chemistry Olympiad


(Left to right) Sebastian Li ’20, Sarah Kangaslahti ’19, Krista McClain, Lexi So ’19 and Sarah Moon ’19 pose for a picture. Credit: Krista McClain

Jessa Glassman

Honors Chemistry and AP Chemistry students placed second on the 2018 Local Chemistry Olympiad Exam on May 18, and of the 40 students who took the test, five individuals received awards for their personal scores.
Max Caragozian ’19 and Sara Kangaslahti ’19 advanced to take the U.S.

National Chemistry Olympiad Exam in April after receiving sixth and 11th place respectively on the local test.

Sarah Moon ’19 and Chronicle Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor Lexi So ’19 both tied in 15th place, and Sebastian Li ’20 earned the school’s highest ever score for a first year student.

They received a certificate for their achievements, and the top scoring test-takers were given small cash prizes.

“I was extremely proud of the critical thinking skills, chemistry problem solving skills and scientific intuition that our students had,” teacher Heather Audesirk said.