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Each year high school students from across southeast Wisconsin compete for the right to sit for the Chemical Olympiad National Qualifying exam. Nine local students qualify to take the exam that is used to select the National Chemical Olympiad team. These bright and motivated students would benefit from the input of a tutor. The most intense period of preparation is from early March through mid April. If you are interested in helping, please contact Tony Antony at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A total of 82 students from 14 schools took the local competitive exam leading to the National Chemical Olympiad team. Ten of these qualified for the second round of the exam which will be given at Carroll College in April. The qualifiers were Patrick Budny and Kara Wischer from Cedarburg, Sai Vangala and Josh Spreagle from Brookfield Central, Christine Muccianti and Alex Dabertin from Arrowhead, Yijing Xin from Prairie School in Racine, Andrew Schroettner from Kettle Moraine, Jason Karrels from Grafton and Benjamin Schmirler from Hartford. The top scorer, Xin, and the second high scorer, Spreagle, each earned a $50 check for their effort. In addition, Tony Schroeder and Adam Susa from Arrowhead earned awards as the top first year students taking the exam. In early June, twenty students will be invited to Colorado Springs to prepare for the next level of competition as well as the four coveted positions as the National Team. This year the international competition takes place at Tokyo.
A total of 108 students from 12 schools took the local competitive exam leading to the National Chemical Olympiad team. Ten of these qualified for the second round of the exam which will be given at Carroll College on April 24. The qualifiers were Nathan Nowicki and Michael Petrie from Cedarburg, Josh Speagle and Justin Fufrom Brookfield Central, David Gedymin from Oconomowoc, Ryan Ackmann from Marquette, Christine Muccianti and Daniel Douglas from Arrowhead and Tom McAdams and Quinn Dickinson from New Berlin West. The top scorer, Petrie, and the second high scorer, Nowicki, each earned a $50 check for their effort. In addition, Alex Dabertin from Arrowhead and Sarah Christon from Cedarburg earned awards as the top first year students taking the exam. In early June, twenty students will be invited to Colorado Springs to prepare for the next level of competition as well as the four coveted positions as the National Team. This year the international competition takes place at Cambridge, England.
2002 High School Chemistry Olympiad
A total of 63 students took the local cometitive exam leading to the National Chemistry Olympiad team. Nine of these qualified for the second round of the exam which was given on April 19. Qualifiers were Aaron Weigel from Oconomowoc, Catherine Kolb and Eric Lloyd from Muskego, John Linder from West Allis Central, Dan Kettler and Greg Stamm from Marquette, Andrew Wagner from Racine Horlick, Michael Wittkowske from Racine Case and Tim Eng from Arrowhead. The top scorer was Aaron Weigel and the second high scorer was Eric Lloyd. They each earned a $50 US Savings Bond for their effort. In addition, Robert Erdmann from Horlick and Jerry Ding from West Allis Central earned awards as the top first year students taking the exam.
In mid May, twenty students will be invited to Colorado Springs to prepare for the next level of competion, as well as the four coveted positions on the National Team. This year the international competition takes place in the Netherlands.
Pictured(l-r): Aaron Weigel, Robert Erdman, Jerry Ding and Tony Antony at the April meeting.
The following students have been selected to attend the study camp in Colorado Springs.
2001 High School Chemistry Olympiad
Sixty two introductory and advanced level students representing nineteen high schools in the Milwaukee area took part in the local level of competition leading to the 2001 National Chemistry Olympiad exam. The top nine scores from this exam proceed to the second level of competition which will be held on 20 April at Carroll College. In addition, the top two scorers from each level earn $50 savings bonds. The top scores were recorded by Mike Melbye (right top) of Racine Horlick and Frank Chemotti of Cedarburg. Others joining them for the second round of competition include Mike Gesinski and Ryan Bruskiewicz of Marquette High, Alexander Keyel and Jeremy Holland of Racine Case, Tim Eng and Lucas Eckels of Arrowhead and Sean Conrad of Kettle Moraine. The two top scores from first year chem students were recorded by Anna Carriveau of Arrowhead and Andrew Wagner (right bottom) of Racine Horlick.
For the second consecutive year, the U.S.A. received the top gold medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). David Kurtz of Idaho Fall took the top gold medal at the 32nd IChO held July 2-11, 2000 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Charles Duan, a graduate of Beverly hills High School, CA, was also awarded a gold medal. Bronz Medals were awarded to Luke McSpadden, a graduate of the Oklahoma School of Science and Math, Oklahoma City, and Albert Wang of Bellaire High School, TX.
The 2000 IChO students were mentored by Jesse Bernstein, Hawken School, Gates Mills, OH; Nadine Szczepanski, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL; and Jane Nagurney, Scranton Preparatory School, PA.
Each year, 20 high school chemistry students spend two weeks preparing for the IChO at a study camp at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. They are chosen from a pool of nearly 10,000 high school students nationwide. They receive instructions from the Air Force Academy professors and from their mentors. At the conclusion, a four member team is named to participate in the IChO with teams from about 50 other countries. The 33rd IChO competition will be held in Mumbai (Bombay), India on July 6-15, 2001.
2000 High School Chemistry Olympiad
On March 18, 66 area high school chemistry students representing 23 high schools competed in the opening round of the Chemistry Olympiad exam. Top scorers on the exam include Simona Rosu and Bart Grinwald of Hartford and Jeremy Holland of J.I. Case at the introductory level, and Aaron Struck of Kettle Moraine and Andy Shawaluk of Arrowhead who placed first and second at the advanced level. These students will be recognized during the May sectional meeting.
Based on the results of this exam, nine students will compete during the second round. Joining Struck and Shawaluk will be Brian Farley and Alexander Keyel of Case, Scott Budzien of Cedarburg, Marit Gould of Oconomowoc, Chris Bermant of Arrowhead, Ryan Bruskiewicz of Marquette and Megan Grunert of Menomonie Falls. These students will be competing for an opportunity to attend the national training camp and positions on the US Chemical Olympiad Team. This year the International competition will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Recognized at the may meeting were (left to right) Aaron Struck of Kettle Moraine,
Jeremy Holland of J.I. Case, Andy Shawaluk of Arrowhead, and Simona Rosu of Hartford.
Presenting the awards was Tony Antony (left).
Local Student Wins Gold Medal at the International Olympiad
Wei Ho, 16 and a senior at New Berlin West High School, won a gold medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Bangkok, Thailand early July, 1999. Wei was one of four students on the U. S. team. They competed against 53 other countries. She has many accomplishments, including perfect SAT and ACT scores at age 14, National Merit Scholar, USA Today’s First Team Academic All American award, Sports Illustrated SAMMY award, Wisconsin All State Scholar - the Kohl Scholarship, but to name a few. Wei will be attending Harvard University this fall.
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