2021-05-26: High School Olympiad Awards Presentation

2021 High School Chemistry Olympiad Virtual Awards Presentation
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
7:00 pm—9:00 pm

This year, we had 332 students representing 29 high schools take the local Olympiad exam online through the National ACS Learning Center on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Arcadia and South Pasadena High Schools tied for first place overall while North Hollywood High School finished first for first year students. Sixteen students representing ten schools were invited to participate in Part I of the National Exam on April 17th online. The top 200 students nationally from the Part I test were then invited to participate in Part II of the National Exam on April 24, 2021. These students, as well as the top performers and teachers from each school with 10 or more participants, will be honored at our annual Educational Awards Presentation.

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Congratulations to the students listed below who qualified for Part I of the National Olympiad Exam. The test took place on April 17, 2021. The students who qualified for Part II are annotated with an asterisk. The Southern California Section had 9 students qualify for Part II out of 200 students nationally. The top scorers from the National Exam will go to a virtual study camp to be held online in June.

*Alex Dang Arcadia High School
*Gordon He Guo Arcadia High School
*Phillip Jeong Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES)
*Konnie Duan Harvard-Westlake High School
*Xiyu Wang South Pasadena High School
Sarah Cao Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
Sunjae Kim West Torrance High School
Akash Anand Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
*Theodore Dupont North Hollywood High School
*Randall Scharpf West Torrance High School
*Lydia Qin North Hollywood High School
Ethan Poladian Redondo Union High School
Srinivasan Arumugham San Marino High School
*Jacqueline Mancera South Pasadena High School
Andrew Choe Harvard-Westlake High School
William Wang Polytechnic School

The top 200 students nationally took Part II of the Olympiad on April 24, 2021. There was no lab portion this year because the testing is online. Qualifying students for the Study Camp will be notified by May 3rd.