The High School Chemistry Contest competition was held on March 8th and 9th this year at University of Missouri–St Louis. Myron Reese, contest coordinator, has reported the results.
Places are based on a written test. The Regular Division exam is open to students who are in their first year of high school chemistry (other than an AP course); the Advanced Division is for those taking a second year of chemistry or AP chemistry. Each exam has a multiple-choice section and then a “tie breaking” section that consists of short-answer and essay questions.
Clayton and Ladue dominated the Advanced Division, with four of the top five places hailing from Clayton High School and one from Ladue Horton-Watkins High School. Among Honorable Mentions, we find Marquette, Parkway, and Lafayette represented as well.
Among Regular Division winners, we saw a bit more diversity. Three high schools (John Burroughs, Clayton, and Marquette) among the top five, and additionally St Louis University High appearing in the HM’s.
Congratulations to all of the 2019 winners, listed below, and to their teachers. All are invited to Awards Night, April 15th, as guests of the Section to be recognized for their achievement.
We also hope to see many of the Regular Division competitors returning next year to make their marks in the big league.
|HM = honorable mention|
For students taking their first year of a chemistry class, other than AP chemistry
|1st||Megan Li||John Burroughs School||Eric Knispel|
|2nd||Koray Akduman||Clayton High School||Brad Krone|
|3rd||Lawrence Liu||Marquette High School||Cathy Farrar|
|4th||Grace Homann||Clayton High School||Brad Krone|
|5th||Sriharsha Gonuguntla||Marquette High School||Cathy Farrar|
|HM||Daniel Gatewood||St. Louis University High School||Mary Russo|
|HM||Jennifer Li||Marquette High School||Cathy Farrar|
|HM||Michael Tu||John Burroughs School||Eric Knispel|
|HM||Madeline Blatt||Clayton High School||Brad Krone|
|HM||Hanji Sun||St. Louis University High School||Mary Russo|
|HM||Harry Chen||Ladue Horton Watkins High School||Sarah Barton|
|HM||Kylie Goldfarb||John Burroughs School||Eric Knispel|
|HM||Rahul Jasti||John Burroughs School||Jaclyn Yetter|
|HM||Kevin Hickey||St. Louis University High School||Mary Russo|
|HM||Noah Kennedy||Clayton High School||Brad Krone|
|HM = honorable mention|
For students taking a second year of chemistry or an AP chemistry class, this is a qualifying round for the National Chemistry Olympiad.
|1st||Zacharia Hadjri||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|2nd||Junyi Su||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|3rd||Christopher Ye||Ladue Horton Watkins High School||Alyson Levine|
|4th||Lenny Chen||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|5th||Kevin Kotzbauer||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|HM||Shelei Pan||Ladue Horton Watkins High School||Alyson Levine|
|HM||Aaron Zoll||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|HM||Rincon Jagarlamudi||Marquette High School||Cathy Farrar|
|HM||Andrew Lee||Parkway Central High School||Beth Karfs|
|HM||Elvis Wei||Lafayette High School||Cristina Marasigan|
|HM||Janvi Huria||Marquette High School||Cathy Farrar|
|HM||Nathan Koch||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|HM||Moses Schindler||Ladue Horton Watkins High School||Alyson Levine|
|HM||Myles McCarthy||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|
|HM||John Wang||Clayton High School||Nathan Peck|