Mason High School AP Chemistry students won three out of the four Ralph E. Oesper Second Year Chemistry Olympiad Awards at the April American Chemical Society professional meeting.
MHS sophomore Jeffrey Huang finished in first placed and received a $400 award. Tying for second place were fellow MHS sophomores Alex Wang and Atneya Nair who each received a $200 award. These three students were honored at an American Chemical Society Dinner.
“In AP Chemistry class, students are given the opportunity to take the Chemistry Olympiad test. Students volunteer to do this, and testing takes place at other schools in Cincinnati outside of the school day,” explained MHS Science teachers Aimee Hansen and Monica Schneider. “This year, MHS had 30 students take this test. Our students compete against other AP Chemistry students in the tri-county area.”
Jeffrey Huang and Alex Wang were also invited to participate in the next level of testing, which was a three part, all-day testing experience known as the National Qualifying Chemistry Olympiad Test taken at Miami University. Only 1,000 students from across the nation are invited to take this test, and the top four students of the national competition will represent the United States in the annual International Chemistry Olympiad.
Huang also competed in the Chemistry Lab event for Science Olympiad and placed 6th place in the state of Ohio. Jeffrey sure knows his chemistry!