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Three receive American Chemical Society honors

Juniors Shanaya Bharucha and Jack Ringel were honored by the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society for competing in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad exam. Out of the 116 students in the Cincinnati region who took the qualifying exam, only 11 were chosen to represent Cincinnati in the national competition. A maximum of two students per school were allowed to proceed to the national level. The five-hour exam contains three parts: multiple choice, problem solving, and a lab practical. Sophomore Leon Li was named a top 10 scorer for placing second on the local first year chemistry exam out of more than 100 participants. He was awarded one of three Ralph E. Oesper Awards, which are given to outstanding high school chemistry students.