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     High School Scholarship Winners

    2018 SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION IN CHEMISTRY

    SPONSOR:

    Chicago Section, American Chemical Society: High School Education Committee

    HELD AT:

    North Central College on May 19, 2018

    AWARDS:

    Funds are contributed by the chemical industry and by individuals.

    Teachers of a prize-winning student(s) will receive $100.

     

    PRIZE

     

    WINNER

     

    SCHOOL & TEACHER

    FIRST
    $5,000 AWARD

     

    Judson Lam

     

    Kathryn Micensky,
    Naperville North HS

    SECOND
    $3,000 AWARD

     

    Harry Zhou

     

    Jeromy Bentley,
    Naperville Central HS

    THIRD
    $2,500 AWARD

     

    Charles Chen

     

    Jim Catlett,
    University of Chicago Lab Schools

    FOURTH
    $1,500 AWARD

     

    Jim James

     

    Weston Brzykcy,
    Metea Valley HS

    FIFTH
    $1,250 AWARD

     

    Alice Chen

     

    Suzanne Teberg,
    William Fremd HS

    MARIE LISHKA*
    $2,000 AWARD 

     

    Alice Chen

     

    Suzanne Teberg,
    William Fremd HS

    MARSHALL S. SMOLER**
    $200 AWARD

     

    Jiajun Yan

     

    Katherine Rehak,
    Whitney Young Magnet HS

    BERNARD E. SCHAAR***
    $500 AWARD

    (Chicago Chemists’ Club Award)

     

    Charles Chen

     

    Jim Catlett,
    University of Chicago Lab Schools

     

    *To the highest scoring female in the examination. This award honors Marie Lishka, who was an active Chicago Section member for many years. Additional funding for the Lishka award was provided in memory of Stan Drigot.

    **To the highest-scoring Chicago Public High School Student. His sister, Rachel, established this award in 1972 in memory of Marshall S. Smoler. Mr. Smoler was for many years a chemistry teacher in the Chicago public schools.

    *** To the highest scoring Chicago High School student. Mr. Bernard Schaar’s widow established this award in memory of Mr. Bernard Schaar, long active in Chicago Section, American Chemical Society and the Chicago Chemist’s Club.

     

    HONORABLE MENTIONS LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

    (These students were the next highest performers)

    Archan Das, Barrington HS

    John Freeman, University of Chicago Lab Schools

    Alyssa Lee, Hinsdale Central HS

    Holden Mui, Naperville North HS

    Kinllen Peng, William Fremd HS

    Emma Roskopf, Oak Park River Forest HS

    Ava Severts, Hinsdale Central HS

    William Vejcik, Oak Park River Forest HS

    Nipun Velupally, William Fremd HS

    Balaji Venkat, Niles West HS

    Geoffrey Wu, Naperville North HS

    Colin Yao, Naperville Central HS

    Alex Yuan, Oak Park River Forest HS

    A total of 66 students took the 2018 ACS Scholarship exam. Each chemistry teacher could nominate two students.

    Awards will be given to students at the ACS Education Night meeting at a time, date, and place to be determined. Award winners and their teachers will be contacted by the Chicago ACS office. All teachers and students are invited and encouraged to attend the ACS Education Night meeting.   Teachers who attend the ACS Education Night meeting will receive CPDU credits. Teachers do not have to be ACS members to attend. Register online at http://membership.acs.org/C/Chicago/meetings/calendaracs.html#next

     

    A special thank you to Dr. Paul Brandt, Chemistry Professor at North Central College, for his hard work and willingness to author the exam. Additional thanks go to those who helped to proctor the exam:

    Amanda Rountree

     

    FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTORS TO THE SCHOLARSHIP EXAM ARE: ACS Chicago Section, Stan Drigot, Dr. Henry M. Walton, Chicago Chemists’ Club, and Rachel Smoler.