BEVERLY HILLS, Mich., May 17, 2012 — Detroit Country Day School is pleased to announce National Chemistry Champion Sidharth Chand has qualified to compete for one of four spots on the U.S. team bound for the 44th Annual International Chemistry Olympiad being held July 21-30 at the University of Maryland, College Park. Detroit Country Day School Headmaster Glen Shilling made the announcement.
A junior at DCDS, Chand is one of only 20 students nationwide invited to a two-week intensive study camp at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. To qualify, 12,000 high school students across the U.S. completed an intensive three-part exam. Chand’s performance on this exam, along with teacher recommendations, qualified him to take the National Chemistry Olympiad test. Out of more than 1,000 of the nation’s brightest chemistry students who took the national test, he advanced to the top 20 and will now be attending the study camp being held June 5-20.
During the camp, students will receive college-level training, with an emphasis on organic chemistry, through a series of lectures, problem-solving exercises, lab work and testing. At the camp’s conclusion, only four finalists will be chosen to advance to the International Chemistry Olympiad, where they will compete with their peers from more than 70 nations for gold, silver and bronze medals.
For the first time since 1992, the U.S. will host the International Chemistry Olympiad organized by the American Chemical Society.
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About Detroit Country Day School
Detroit Country Day School offers students from preschool through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1,500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan. For additional information, please visit www.dcds.edu.