FSC’s chemistry department hosts Chemathon for high school students
LAKELAND, Fla. (May 9, 2006) — The Florida Southern College chemistry department, in cooperation with the Florida Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), hosted the annual high school Chemathon on April 29. Fifty students from Bartow High School’s International Baccalaureate program, George Jenkins High School, Lemon Bay High School and Palm Bay High School participated.
Chemathon is a written and oral competition among students divided into two categories: advanced placement and honors chemistry. Prizes were furnished by the ACS. Winners are listed below.
AP Exams Category:
- First place: Jennifer Vajanyi (Palm Bay High School)
- Second place (tie): Devin Romero and Becca Love (Palm Bay High School)
- Third place (tie): Rashon Hogan (Palm Bay High School)
- First place: Paul Draper (Palm Bay High School)
- Second place: Brendan Cook (Palm Bay High School
- Third place: Erik Olsen (Palm Bay High School)
Quiz Bowl winners:
- Advanced Placement Category:
- Palm Bay High School (Black team)
- Bartow High IB Program (Orange and Blue teams)
- Palm Bay High School (Red team)
- Bartow High IB Program (Blue Team): Rajiv Bhatia, Victoria Gauthier, David Loaring and Will Reschley
- Palm Bay High School (Red Team): Brendan Cook, Paul Draper, Pat Murphy and Erik Olsen
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 25 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors and by the Princeton Review as a “Best Southeastern College.” Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.