2024 High School Chemistry Olympiad

This year, 610 students registered for the local Chemistry Olympiad exam on March 13-14, 2024, representing 25 schools. Of these, 12 students were selected to participate in the National Exam on April 20 at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Below are the results for the local section High School Chemistry Olympiad Exam. We are proud to announce that TWO students from the National Team won the High Honors List and FOUR made it to the Honors List. And, our two High Honors students have been accepted to participate in the Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp! They will be among the 20 nationwide finalists selected to undergo rigorous training at the University of Maryland College Park, Maryland on June 2-15, 2024. Based on their performance, FOUR students will be chosen to represent the U.S. at the 56th International Chemistry Olympiad, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from July 21-30, 2024. Congratulations to all the students! Their accomplishments were applauded and commended at the 2024 High School Olympiad Awards Ceremony, held on Friday, May 24, 2024, at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

First Place Overall Students:
Daniel Rosado (*1) – Redondo Union High School
Max Zhou (*1) – San Marino High School

Highest Scoring Overall School
Arcadia High School
Teacher: Cherryl Mynster


National Team & Highest Scoring Students

Daniel Rosado (*1) – Redondo Union High School – 1st Place

Max Zhou (*1) – San Marino High School – 1st Place

Herrick Wang (*2) – Arcadia High School – 3rd Place

Remy Kushner* – Harvard-Westlake High School – 4th Place

William Putzer (*2) – Harvard-Westlake High School – 5th Place

Kevin Wu – Arcadia High School – 6th PlaceEvan Yen* – Arcadia High School – 6th Place

Michael Lee* – South Pasadena High School – 6th Place

Saket Pamidipathri *– The Science Academy STEM Magnet – 6th Place

David Zhang (*2) – Temple City High School – 10th Place

Liong Ma – Arcadia High School – 11th Place

Connor Zhao (*2) – North Hollywood High School – 11th Place

Tristan Lu* – Redondo Union High School – 11th Place

Gihan Van Kerkhove* – South Pasadena High School – 11th Place

Catherine Pei – Arcadia High School – 15th Place

Sakura Nakanishi – Palos Verdes Peninsula High School – 15th Place

Chun Yu Lau – Arcadia High School – 17th Place

Avani Athavale – Arcadia High School – 17th Place

Daniel Hong – North Hollywood High School – 17th Place

Jeremy Karkafi – San Marino High School – 17th Place

* ACS National Olympiad Team
1 High Honors List
2 Honors List


School’s Highest Scoring Students

Student School School Coordinator
Meri Sahakyan Anderson W. Clark Magnet H.S. Anna Mkrtchyan-Antonyan
Alexis Meneses Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet H.S. Michael Morgan
Prabodh Rao Gretchen A Whitney H.S. Paul Bender
Nikhil McGowan Sierra Canyon H.S. Maryceline Espanol
Caden Evans Van Nuys H.S. Tracey Kim
Brandon Zhu Venice H.S. Barry Vella
Peyton Hayward Westlake H.S. Grace Cho Kim
Remy Kushner* Harvard-Westlake H.S. Nathan Cardin
Connor Zhao*2 North Hollywood H.S. Altair Maine
Sakura Nakanishi Palos Verdes Peninsula H.S. Charles Lee
Daniel Rosado*1 Redondo Union H.S. Wilkin Lee
Max Zhou*1 San Marino H.S. Cynthia Chubbuck
Herrick Wang*2 Arcadia H.S. Cherryl Mynster
Michael Lee* South Pasadena H.S. Benjamin Ku

* ACS National Olympiad Team
1 High Honors List
2 Honors List