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The Avery Ashdown High School Chemistry Examination Contest
The Ashdown High School Chemistry Examination Contest is an annual event sponsored by the NESACS. Each high school in the Northeastern Section may be represented by a maximum of five (5) participants selected by their school or teachers. (One alternate may be named on the registration form, but only five students will be tested.)
2019 Information Packet:
General Information [PDF]

* Student Registration Form [Fillable PDF] - right click and choose save linked file

* Teacher Registration Form [Fillable PDF] - right click and choose save linked file

Complete Packet [.zip] - right click and choose save linked file

* Download the registration forms, fill them out, then click SUBMIT at the bottom of the form to send them to the NESACS Secretary by email
Ashdown exams: [PDF]
Answer keys: [PDF]
Winners of cash awards and honorable mention awards in previous years are not eligible to compete for Ashdown recognition; however, they may compete to become eligible for the Olympiad Examination. Cash awards will be given to the students with the top five (5) scores. Honorable mention awards will be given to five (5) first-year and five (5) second-year students with the next highest scores.
In addition, each winning student will be invited, along with his/her teacher, to be guests of the Northeastern Section at its May dinner meeting and will be given appropriate recognition.
Top scorers in the Ashdown Examination will be eligible to take the qualifying exam for the Unites States Chemistry Olympiad Team. Addition details can be found in the information packet.
This year’s Avery Ashdown High School Chemistry Examination Contest of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society took place on SATURDAY, March 30, 2019 9:00 am to 11 am at:
SIMMONS COLLEGE Science Building - 4th Floor
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
**The entrance to the Park Science Building (where the exams will be) is on Louis Pasteur Blvd.
** Students must arrive by 8:30 for check-in registration. Only teachers are able to register up to five (5) students per school, no individual student.
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This year year there was an aleternate date to take the Avery A. Ashdown Chemistry Examination. We realize that due to religious or other commitments, not everyone is able to take the exam on Saturday. Therefore, the dates for 2019 were:
Thursday, March 28th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at:
Weston High School
444 Wellesley Sttreet
Weston, MA 02493
For directions to WHS:
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Any questions about the details of the examination should be directed, by email to:
Alan Crosby
Newton South High School
Questions relating to to registration should be directed to:
Anna Singer
NESACS Administrative Coordinator