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Students make the cut in Chemistry competition

Two students from ACG Sunderland have been selected as part of the initial training squad for the New Zealand Chemistry Olympiad. If they make it to the final round, they could find themselves winging their way to the Czech Republic and Slovakia next year.

Year 12 students Vanshika Nadgir from New Lynn and Lucy Liu from Kumeu, were selected from hundreds of students for the first-round training group following a challenging examination late last term.

This group – made up of the top 120 Chemistry students from around New Zealand – will now undergo a four-month programme which includes reading material, problem assignments and online activities.

The squad will sit another examination next year and 30 students will be chosen for a training camp to be held in the April school break. From there the final four-person New Zealand team will be selected for the international competition in July in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

This is the second year that ACG Sunderland students have been part of the national Chemistry Olympiad. Last year Anurag Nadgir, Tirth Thakar and Sharon Wong made it to the final 30.