Students compete in Chemistry Olympiad

posted May 3, 2018, 6:05 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 3, 2018, 6:05 AM ]

This year the Northern Oklahoma Section of the American Chemical Society again sponsored the Chemistry Olympiad in cooperation with BHS chemistry teacher Gary Layman.

Over the course of twelve weeks, there were about 50 participants.  25 took the local exam to determine who would move on to the next level of competition.  The top two scorers on the local exam, Sohaib Ali and Liza Williams, then competed in the National Exam.  Results of the National Exam have not yet been released.


At an awards dinner in early April, the top two sophomores and the top three juniors/seniors were recognized.

2018 Chemistry Olympiad Students
The top sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the local Chemistry Olympiad were honored at an awards dinner on April 2. Front row, left to right: Sohaib Ali (1st jr/sr), Margaret Drummond (3rd jr/sr), Liza Williams (2nd jr/sr), Elena Fries (1st soph), Meghan Landers (2nd soph). Second row: Joel Martin (ACS Tutor, CP Chem retiree, Gary Layman (BHS Chemistry Teacher), Keith Lawson (ACS Lead Tutor, P66 Chemist)