MMI Prep Students Excel In Chemistry Competition

One student from MMI Preparatory School was named a winner in the 2013 Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the American Chemical Society High School Chemistry Exam competition, and another student was a runner-up.

Junior Jeffrey Careyva, son of Edward and Jill Careyva of Ringtown, was a winner on Exam B of the American Chemical Society High School Chemistry Competition and sophomore Tristan Gibbons, son of Russell and Edna Gibbons of Mountaintop, was a runner-up on Exam A of the competition. The exams recognize exceptional accomplishment in high school chemistry.

The students, along with MMI chemistry instructor Laura Petro, will be honored at the annual Awards Banquet at the Kehr Union Ballroom on the campus of Bloomsburg University on May 8.

The high school chemistry exam is open to students in six geographic regions comprising the Susquehanna Valley Chapter, ranging from Scranton to Williamsport. Fewer than 10 percent of high school chemistry students are nominated to take the exam each year.

With more than 163,000 members, the American Chemical Society is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe. ACS has 187 local sections, called chapters, throughout the United States, allowing members to connect with other chemists and chemical engineers in their geographic area, participate in programs near their homes that can enhance their professional development and contribute to the public’s understanding of chemistry in their communities.