Wilton High School junior Victoria Koenigsberger reached the second round of the American Chemical Society (ACS) exam in Fairfield County, as part of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad program.
The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad is a chemistry competition sponsored by the American Chemical Society that is designed to stimulate high school students to achieve excellence in chemistry.
Last year, Victoria was among the top five students asked back to sit for the oral exam portion of the ACS chemistry exam. She tied for second place on the exam and received a monetary award, which her science teacher last year, Jim Lucey, said was "a huge feat due to the complexity and intricacies of understanding and being able to explain the chemistry concepts.”
More than 1,000 students will take a three-part national exam, and the 20 top-scoring students will attend a two-week study camp to undergo rigorous training. The four top-scoring students will then go on to represent the United States in the 48th annual International Chemistry Olympiad in Tbilisi, Georgia.
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