Vincent Massey students find success in recent chemistry contests

Antoni-Klonowski-and-Sydney-Komanac )Photo Submitted)

Vincent Massey High School is proud to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of several students in the following chemistry contests:

CHEM 13 NEWS EXAM sponsored by the University of Waterloo, is designed for Grade 12 high school students who are in their senior level Chemistry course. This year, on May 11°h, Vincent Massey High School Students competed amongst 15S1 of the top high school students in the United States, Canada, and other prominent international schools in the Annual University of Waterloo Chemistry Exam competition. Vincent Massey is very proud of the entire group of 13 students that represented the school, for their participation in this year’s rendition of the competition. Many of the students obtained an overall score higher than the World Average.

Antoni Ktonowski of Vincent Massey scored in the 99th percentile, ranked 4th in Canada and 14°h (top 1%) in the world. Sydney Komanac scored in the 91st percentile (top 10% in Canada and top 15% in the world). Antoni and Sydney (pictured above) received a certificate of distinction and a limited-edition plaque featuring an element from the Timeline of Elements poster for their outstanding achievements.

In addition, Saifullah Irshad, Maya Kirby, Phoebe Oyetade, and Samuel Kayode were awarded Certificates of Achievement for securing top 20% of all exam takers in Canada. Congratulations to all participants and winners.

CANADIAN CHEMISTRY CONTEST and CANADIAN CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD, sponsored by the Chemical Institute of Canada, fosters an appreciation of Chemistry as a Career for talented young people and promotes national excellence in Chemistry at the High School level. Vincent Massey students participated in the annual contest on April 6th. Antoni Klonowski and Makayla Martin of Vincent Massey ranked 1st and 2nd respectively in the Canadian Chemistry Contest for the Prairies region. Both received a cash prize and Merit certificate to commemorate their performance. Additionally, Samuel Kayode placed top 20% in the Canadian Chemistry Olympiad. Congratulations to all participants and winners.