A team of four Los Alamitos High School AP Chemistry students has placed 6th out of 45 Orange County schools participating in the annual American Chemical Society first exam competition held earlier this month
The sixth place finish is the best performance in many years for any Los Al students, said AP Chemistry teacher Tim Jones.
One of the team members, sophomore Andy Fong, ranked 10th among all students in the county who took the special, rigorous exam. Fong, who has also been honored for his work on the MUN team, will go on to compete nationally next month.
Fong was nonchalant about his stellar performance: “Chemistry just makes sense to me.”
Fong and his teammates—Lucas Torgerson, Katherine Kubiatko, and Vincent Ngo—also will be honored at an ACS awards dinner in May.