2020-05-27: Virtual Educational Awards Program

Welcome to the 106th Annual
Southern California Section
American Chemical Society
High School Educational Awards Night

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
7:00 pm

Featuring a Special Message from
Frances Arnold
Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering,
Bioengineering and Biochemistry at the
California Institute of Technology and
the 2018 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

We honor the top high school teams, the top scorers of the competition, the National Olympiad Team and Finalist, and the top student from each school with ten or more participants in the local section exam.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools closed about the time we would normally give the local section High School Olympiad Exam. National ACS, as well as our section, developed the test on-line. Even with the virus, we had 780 students from 33 schools take the local section test – 623 took it online.

The top students from the local exam were invited to participate in Part I of the online National Exam on April 26, 2020. The top 150 students from the Part I test were then invited to participate in Part II of the National Exam on May 3. We had 7 students qualify for Part II. Their names are annotated with an asterisk below. The top scorer from Part II is Alex Dang and he is one of 20 students nation-wide who will go to the National ACS Virtual Study Camp to be held online May 31st to June 12th, 2020. The International Olympiad will be an online event in July.

Congratulations to our National ACS Exam Team for 2020:

*Gordon He Guo, Arcadia High School
*Alex Dang, Arcadia High School
Tyler Weigand, Harvard-Westlake
Aaron Zhao, Harvard-Westlake
*Phillip Jeong, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies
Sameer Nayyar, Loyola High School
Matthew Kim, Loyola High School
Theodore Dupont, North Hollywood High School
*Albert Zhang, North Hollywood High School
*Akash Anand, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
Jia Hu, San Marino High School
*Sunjae Kim, West Torrance High School
*Randall Scharpf, West Torrance High School
Kenneth Nguyen, Whitney High School
Harry Yaun, Whitney High School