May 9, 2018
Sophomore places second in chemistry contest
Upper St. Clair High School sophomore Eri Hayakawa recently earned second place in the Pittsburgh Annual Secondary School Chemistry Contest, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society.
Taught by USCHS science teacher Dr. Dominick Frollini, Eri competed in the first-year chemistry, large schools category. Eri and Dr. Frollini – along with other contest winners and their teachers – will be honored at the organization’s annual awards dinner on May 14, 2018, at Duquesne University.
According to its website, the Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society sponsors an annual contest for secondary schools to recognize outstanding achievement by the students and their teachers as well as to encourage interest in chemistry. The contest, which was first introduced in 1945, is also used to qualify students interested in participating in the International Chemistry Olympics and to identify students for scholarships. The exam is administered to students from schools in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.