ChemQuest win­ners

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Stu­dents from tu­moetai Col­lege have taken out the top prize at the Univer­sity of Waikato’s ChemQuest chal­lenge.

First place went to Year 12 stu­dents, John Austin, Alice Cerdeira and Daniel Lee who were awarded the ChemQuest tro­phy and $150.

The an­nual chem­istry quiz gives Year 12 chem­istry stu­dents the chance to put their chem­istry knowl­edge to the test in a pop quiz-style chal­lenge. The event was at­tended by al­most 150 stu­dents, with 47 teams of three. Sec­ond place went to Tau­ranga Boys’ Col­lege, and third place to a team from West­ern Heights High School in Ro­torua. Teams from Hamil­ton Boys’ High School took out fourth and fifth places.

“It’s fan­tas­tic to see stu­dents from across the cen­tral North Is­land en­joy­ing ChemQuest, which con­tin­ues to be an ex­tremely pop­u­lar event,” says event or­gan­iser Miche`le Prinsep. “It is a com­pe­ti­tion but there are plenty of dif­fer­ent types of ques­tions cov­er­ing a wide range of knowl­edge and in­ter­ests and re­gard­less of the re­sults, stu­dents al­ways have a great time,”

“As well as cov­er­ing chem­istry, the quiz is an op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents con­sid­er­ing com­ing to univer­sity to see some of the Waikato cam­pus and to ex­pe­ri­ence the at­mos­phere of a large lec­ture theatre.”

ChemQuest is spon­sored by the Waikato branch of the New Zealand In­sti­tute of Chem­istry, Hill Lab­o­ra­to­ries and the Univer­sity of Waikato’s Fac­ulty of Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing.

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tu­moetai Col­lege’s win­ning team: (from left) John Austin, Alice Cerdeira and Daniel Lee.

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