Three shine in chemistry contest
THREE Year 12 students from St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls were in their element when they competed in a State chemistry competition last month.
Lara Edmands, Faith Chow and Laura Peh won gold medals in the National Titration Stakes run by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
They completed a complex titration at the competition and came first in WA and the rest of Australia with their total scores.
Head of Science Cecilia Kinsella said the school was “absolutely delighted” with the result.
“We have previously had students reach the finals but this is the first time we have taken out the State and national titles,” she said. “We are passionate about chemistry at St Hilda’s and it is wonderful to see the hard work of the girls and their teachers pay off.”
Titration is a chemical analysis technique used to determine the concentration of an unknown solution. Judging is based on the values each team reports and are ranked on their accuracy compared to the actual concentration.
Gold medal winners Faith Chow, Lara Edmands and Laura Peh.