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University of North Alabama Draws Close to 800 Participants for High School Chemistry Exam Competition

May. 9, 2018



Dr. Brent Olive

UNA Dept. of Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene

 

FLORENCE, Ala. – Nearly 800 students from 19 high schools competed in the Wilson Dam Section of the American Chemical Society.

The section administered the first competitive high school chemistry exam in 1939, and the current exam competition has been given on an annual basis since 1957, making this the 62nd annual chemistry awards competition.

UNA invites all schools in the 10-county “Wilson Dam Section” to participate, which covers parts of northwest Alabama, south central Tennessee, and northeast Mississippi.

The awards are divided into three categories: the first-year students with the highest score from each school; the top three highest overall scores among second-year students; and finally, the top three highest overall scores among first-year student awards.

A complete list of winners is listed below:

TOP SCORERS IN THEIR FIRST YEAR OF CHEMISTRY FROM EACH HIGH SCHOOL 

High School

Student

Teacher(s)

Belgreen High School

Tanner Warhurst

Cindy Fleming

Brooks High School

Elijah Aday

Amy Wilcoxson

Cherokee High School

Dillen Johnson

Sara Armstrong

Covenant Christian School

Chaney Black

Jackie Stutts

Deshler High School

Nia Smith

Kathy Moon

East Limestone High School

Jake Spence

Charity Haggenmaker

Florence High School

Bryce Gautney

Steven Kerby

Marilyn Williams

Giles High School

Brady Calvert

Thomas Moore

 

Lexington High School

Austin Palmer

Tammie Duncan

Lindsay Lane Christian Academy

Janna Boydstun

Carol Jones

Loretto High School

Joseph Beard

Andy Augustin

 

Muscle Shoals High School

Sean Cameron

Michael Boatwright

Leella Holt

Red Bay High School

Chalon Davis

Leah Torisky

Rogers High School

Dakota Putman

Shelley Brown

Shoals Christian Academy

Jacob Clemmons

Jeanene Daniels

Tharptown High School

Marco Hatton

Marsha Inmon

Tishomingo County High School

Bryan Franks

Juliana Plaxico

Wilson High School

Payton Bowser

Lindsey Balentine

 

The 2018 Teacher of the Year Award went to Ms. Charity Haggenmaker of East Limestone High School.  She’ll receive a paid subscription to the publication, Journal of Chemical Education, courtesy of the sponsor of this award, Southern Environmental Testing, Inc. 

THREE HIGHEST SCORES AMONG 2ND-YEAR CHEMISTRY STUDENTS

FROM THESE SCHOOLS:

Place

High School

Student

Teacher(s)

3rd

(tie)

Florence High School

Adeline Watson

Marilyn Williams

3rd

(tie)

Muscle Shoals High School

Tucker Medlin

Leella Holt

2nd

(tie)

Florence High School

Cory D`az

Marilyn Williams

2nd

(tie)

Russellville High School

Ashton Moore

Nicole Watts

1st

Muscle Shoals High School

John Yordy

Leella Holt

 

THREE HIGHEST SCORES AMONG 1ST-YEAR STUDENTS FROM THESE SCHOOLS:

Place

High School

Student

Teacher(s)

3rd

 

East Limestone High School

Andrey Ashmore

Charity Haggenmaker

2nd

(tie)

Florence High School

Bryce Gautney

Marilyn Williams

2nd

(tie)

Muscle Shoals High School

Sean Cameron

Leella Holt

1st

(tie)

East Limestone High School

Brandon Caffey

Charity Haggenmaker

1st

(tie)

East Limestone High School

Jake Spence

Charity Haggenmaker

  

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