chemist challenge 300HENDERSON, Ky. (4/16/13) – On April 20, four middle school students from the Henderson area will show off their knowledge of chemistry concepts, important discoveries, and chemical safety awareness at the state level of a national chemistry competition.
Austin Meredith and Cole Privette, from Henderson County’s North Middle School and Shelby Pendergraft and Riley Kirchoff from Henderson County’s South Middle School will compete in Kentucky’s You Be The Chemist Challenge® state competition – an academic question and answer competition created by the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF). The State Challenge will be held at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History, located at 122 E. 2nd Street in Owensboro on April 20, at 10am (CT), and is open to the public. The Challenge aims to engage grade 5-8 students in chemistry through a dynamic event that partners members of the chemical industry with schools and organizations in the communities in which they operate.
The challenge is sponsored by Brenntag Mid-South located here in Henderson. “This annual competition is an amazing demonstration of the youth’s knowledge and desire to learn,” says local Brenntag organizer, Kenny Galbraith. “The Henderson science teachers, Steve Mintner and Jamie Boeglin, have dedicated their personal time and brought a lot of excitement to the program in the local middle schools. Through this program, the students are introduced to the important roles chemistry has in our daily lives. We want to raise awareness of the broad importance of chemicals and chemical safety as well as the viable career path options the chemical industry offers.”
The winner of the state competition will advance to represent Kentucky in the National You Be The Chemist Challenge held in Philadelphia, PA, on June 24th at the Kimmel Center. There they will compete with state representatives from across the country for the title of 2012-2013 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® Champion.
At the national competition, each participant will receive fun prizes, such as chemistry kits, T-shirts and gift certificates to the Discovery Channel Store. The first through fourth place winners will also receive scholarships for future educational use. And, in addition to the Challenge and prizes, participants and a chaperone will also be treated to various activities in historic Philadelphia, such as a visit to The Franklin Institute, an interactive science museum, and a dinner celebration at the National Constitution Center. For more information about the competition, please visit the CEF website at and Facebook Page.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Kenny Galbraith
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Weather Sponsored by

1 DOW 16,905.34
-6.95 (-0.04%)    
2 S&P 1,993.72
-2.11 (-0.11%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,755.29
-35.86 (-0.75%)    

In Other News...

Join in the Traditions from the past during 'Snap Apple Night'

KENTUCKY (10/6/15) — The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm will make early Scots-Irish traditions come to life during Snap… Read More

Work Zone Lane, Load Width Restriction for I-69 Upgrades Update

KENTUCKY (10/6/15) — Two contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continue to be active in an extended work… Read More

Most Read This Week

October 06, 2015 4561

County Passes Occupational Tax Ordinance

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 4045

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 05, 2015 3911

Four Charged with Drug Offenses after Motel…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 3403

Dawson Man Charged with Cultivating Marijuana,…

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 3122

Mahr Park Project Manager Describes Present,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 13133

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 11192

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 07, 2015 4045

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 2636

Vehicle Overturns during Two-Car Collision

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
October 07, 2015 2079

3 From Greenville Indicted On Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 886

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 873

McConnell Bill To Help Families Adopting Children…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 607

Lt. Gov. Urges Continued Healthcare Path for…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 595

MCC Participating in Used Mobile Phone Drive to…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 459

Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday Oct. 6, 2015

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 456

UPDATE: Mortons Gap Boil Water Advisory Lifted

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 420

Two Arrested On Drug Charges After Investigation

by SurfKY News