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Thursday, May 10, 2001

"ChemComp Winners Announced"  

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury State University’s Department of Chemistry and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Salisbury recently  sponsored ChemComp, a chemistry competition between high schools throughout the State of Maryland.

The competition, which consisted of six events ranging from “Going for the Gold,” a game utilizing basic chemistry knowledge, to “Cashew Calorimetry,” where the energy contained in one cashew was determined. Certificates and prizes were awarded to the top teams of each classification (first year or advanced placement level).

Winners of the first year level were: first place, James M. Bennett High School, team Neon, students Megan Williams, Kevan Sulimian and Adam Meeks, mentor Ron Peterman; second place, Western School of Technology and Environmental Science (Baltimore), team Atomic Accelerators, students Sara Minor, James Culver and Rajiv Chakravarthy, mentor Gina Lowther; third place, Wootton High School (Rockville), team Chem-IS-Try, students Anna Blasiak, Carl (CJ) Cimino and Jamie Shenk, mentor Beverly Sivaslian.

Second year/advanced level winners were: first place,  Wootton High School, team Kemesstrea, students Christine Chee, Jenny Zhang and Jonathan Yeo, mentor Anila Rakshpal; second place, Wootton High School, team Triple Entente, students Chao-Yuan (Paul) Ku, Steven Lugerner and Hung Yuan (Justine) Wang, mentor Anila Rakshpal; third place, James M. Bennett High School, team Chromium, students Sophia Shakur, Mike Laws and Josh Layfield, mentor Ron Peterman.

Other participants in the first level were: Archbishop Spalding High School (Severn), team Spalding Gold, students Sam Clement, Michael Fontz and Jay Kalin, mentor Rita Trice; Archbishop Spalding High School, team Spalding Silver, students Ashley Lang, Marie Oliver and Eric Garland, mentor Rita Trice; Bowie High School, team Radioactive, students Jessica Cohen, Meghan McGowan and Danny Johnson, mentor Godfrey Rangasammy; Stephen Decatur High School (Berlin), team The Molebusters, students Benjamin Gottloeb, Dustin Sherman and Christopher Smith, mentor Fran Brittingham; Leonardtown High School, team Chem Raiders, students Jennifer Trainer, Kathleen Cox and Jacquelyn Paul, mentor Polly Owen; Sts. Peter & Paul (Easton), team Argon, students Zachary Miller, Chris Dickey and Michael Borkowski, mentor, Diane Doyle; Sts. Peter & Paul, team Krypton, students Kulsum Ali, Amy Upchurch and Scott Brunt, mentor Diane Doyle; Wootton High School, team Patriots, students Chao-Yar (Theresa) Ku, Sirena Sun and Xin Zheng, mentor Beverly Sivaslian; and Great Mills High School, team Xeonon, students LaShawn Sommerville and Brandy Sarson, mentor Stephanie Everett.

Other second-level teams were: Archbishop Spalding High School, team Platinum, students Shelby Addison, Matthew Crisp and Richard Perouthka, mentor Rita Trice; Bowie High School, team PJ McGrude, students Jonathan Curtis, Christopher Docker and William Martin, mentor Godfrey Rangasammy; Bowie High School, team Tungsten, students Dustin Albert, Kristopher Britton and Julie Agboola, mentor Godfrey Ragasammy; Leonardtown High School, team AP Raiders, students Jamie Brueggeman, Mollie Brueggeman and Candice Guy, mentor Ronny Morrisy; Sts. Peter & Paul, team Molybdenum, students Angie DeRidder, Manuel Caceres and Gordon Pettersen, mentor Diane Doyle; Stephen Decatur High School, team Capt. Chemistry & The Rubber Policeman, students, Jessee Feidler, Matthew Pennington and Clay Riester, mentor Fran Brittingham; Stephen Decatur High School, team the Beaker Boys, students Eric Budd, Robert Goins and Stacie Shakra, mentor Fran Brittingham; and Great Mills High School, team Calcium, students Nicole Carbonaro, Cathy Gallagher and Benjamin Shender, mentor Stephanie Everett.

For more information on ChemComp contact the Salisbury State University Department of Chemistry at 410-548-5355.

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