University of Pittsburgh
May 4, 2000

Pitt Sponsors 21St Annual Chemistry Olympics

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH, May 5 -- More than 300 students from three states will compete in the 21st annual Pittsburgh Chemistry Olympics on Wednesday,

May 10, in the University of Pittsburgh Chemistry Department. The event, sponsored by the Pittsburgh American Chemical Society Chemical Education Group and the Pitt Chemistry Department, features 102 teams of students from

45 area high schools competing in laboratory events in one of three categories: first year chemistry, second year chemistry, and organic chemistry.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams at a ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Ashe Auditorium, Chevron Hall, on the Pitt campus. A list of participating schools is attached.

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High Schools competing in the 21st Annual Chemistry Olympics

Pennsylvania Schools

Allderdice High School

Avonworth High School

Belle Vernon Area High School

Central Cambria High School

Central Catholic High School

Conneaut Lake High School

Conneaut Valley High School

Deer Lakes High School

Fox Chapel High School

Franklin Regional High School

Frazier High School

Gateway Senior High School

Highlands Senior High School

Indiana Area Senior High School

Jamestown High School

Kiski Area High School

Laurel Highlands Senior High School

Ligonier Valley High School

Linesville High School

Mars Area High School

McGuffey High School

Montour High School

Moon Area High School

North Allegheny Sr. High School

Norwin High School

Oakland Catholic High School

Penn Cambria High School

Penn Hills High School

Penn-Trafford High School

Peters Township High School

Pine-Richland High School

Ringgold High School

Schenley High School

Sewickley Academy

Shady Side Academy

South Park High School

Springdale Jr./Sr. High School

Thomas Jefferson High School

Upper St. Clair High School

Valley High School

Woodland Hills High School

West Virginia Schools

Brooke High School (Wellsburg, WV)

East Fairmont High School (Fairmont, WV)

Weir High School (Weirton, WV)

Maryland Schools

Bishop Walsh High School (Cumberland, MD)