Two Honored in National Bio and Chemistry Competitions

Congratulations to Philip Jang and Ben Rhee, who have been recognized for their high scores in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad and the 2016 USA Biology Olympiad competition.

Sponsored by the American Chemical Society, the National Chemistry Olympiad event is designed to foster excellence in chemistry for young adults. The competition consists of local exams followed by an intense national competition, which ultimately leads to the selection of a four-student team that represents the United States in an international competition. Ben was among those chosen from the Long Island local exam held in March and he will take the national exam at Adelphi on April 17. Philip was chosen as an alternate for the competition.
Additionally, Ben and Philip were named semifinalists in the 2016 USA Biology Olympiad competition. Both will be taking the semifinalist exam in the coming weeks to continue on in the competition. They were among eight students from Syosset High School who took the initial USABO open exam in February. Following two rounds of challenging exams, the top 20 finalists will be invited to compete at the national finals at Marymount University from May 29-June 10. From there, the top four finalists will represent Team USA (among teams from over 60 countries) at the International Biology Olympiad in July held in Hanoi, Vietnam.

As the country’s premiere biology competition for high school students USABO enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually.

Congratulations to Ben and Philip (pictured L-R) and much luck in the coming months.