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Bishop Hendricken, Barrington high schools show right formula during URIís Chemistry Day

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KINGSTON, R.I. ĖJune 21, 2012 Ė Teams from Bishop Hendricken and Barrington High School took home first-place trophies in the Division I and Division II competitions respectively during Chemistry Day at the University of Rhode Island, held on the Universityís Kingston campus last month.

Bishop Hendricken student Christopher Bianco took the top prize in the Division I individual competition, while East Greenwich High School student Benjamin Pallant took first place in the Division II competition.

URI has offered the chemistry contest to Rhode Island high school students since 1921. About 450 students from 14 high schools in Rhode Island competed this year.

The competition consists of a 45-question, multiple-choice exam, which must be completed in an hour. Prizes are awarded to the top team and top three individuals in each of two divisions. Students with less than one full year of high school chemistry compete in Division I while students with more than one year of high school chemistry compete in Division II. High school students in advanced placement classes compete in Division II.


Christopher Bianco, a student at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick receives the first place trophy in the Division I individual competition during the University of Rhode Islandís Chemistry Day last month. William Euler, professor and chair of URIís Chemistry Department offers congratulations.






Students representing Bishop Hendricken in Warwick take first place in the Division I competition during the University of Rhode Islandís annual Chemistry Day last month. The members are (front row from left) Josh Demelo (black sweater), Sean Kelly, and Conor Garrahy and (back row from left) Christopher Bianco, Eric Li, Ryan Cox, Nick Gardner, and Ben Capuano.





Benjamin Pallant, a student at East Greenwich High School, takes first place in the Division II competition during the University of Rhode Islandís annual Chemistry Day last month. William Euler, professor and chair of URIís Chemistry Department offers congratulations.









Students at Barrington High School take first place in the Division II competition during the University of Rhode Islandís annual Chemistry Day. Team members are (front row from left) Maite Van Hentenryck, Olivia August, Olivia Justynski, and Malcolm Kraus and (back row from left) Matt Greene, William Casazza, Karl Aspelund, and Matthew Lamontagne.




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