2 win ASC awards, score in top 20 on regional exam

By Noa Yadidi

Jeffrey Bu ’12 and Kenneth Kim ’13 won awards from the American Chemical Society for their achievement on the ACS Chemistry Olympiad exam. Both attended the Southern California LA region’s ACS awards ceremony May 18 at Mt. Saint Mary’s Doheny campus, an awards banquet that honors the students who made the Southern California ACS National Olympiad Team.

Kim and Bu won awards for being in the top 20 scorers in the regional exam, a two-hour multiple-choice test prepared by the National Office of the ACS Educational division that students took in March. In April, they were nominated to take the national exam. Additionally, Kim won an award for scoring highest in the school.