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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.)
2018 Information Packet:
General Information [PDF]

* Student Registration Form [Fillable PDF] - 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 was held on SATURDAY, March 31, 2018 9:00am to 11am at:
SIMMONS COLLEGE Science Building - 4th Floor
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
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