Two Students Advance to USNCO National Examination

George School is pleased to announce that Forest Ho-Chen ’22 and Vinay Thulasiram ’23 have scored high enough on the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) Local Examination to advance to USNCO National Examination testing. Jimmy Ding ’23 also scored high enough to advance, but is ineligible for the National Exam due to citizenship.

“I am very proud of these three students for their work on this exam,” said Alyssa McGarvey chemistry faculty member. “It is not an easy test, and scoring high enough to sit for the national exam is something to take pride in. I’m very excited to see how far Forest and Vinay progress in the next round.”

The USNCO program is a chemistry competition for high school students. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate young people to achieve excellence in chemistry. The American Chemical Society has sponsored the program since 1984. Exams are administered annually in March and students are nominated for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad competition based on their performance. The next step in the examination is the USNCO National Exam, Part 1. This will be held on Saturday, April 17, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. The top two hundred students from that exam, will advance to the USNCO National Exam, Part 2 on Saturday, April 24, from 3:00 to 4:45 p.m.

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