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Scarsdale Middle School Students Qualify For State Chemistry Competition

The four Scarsdale Middle School eighth-graders who qualified for the "You Be The Chemist Challenge." From left, Adam Dickstein, Luna Graziottin, Curtis Chang and Amy Hu.
The four Scarsdale Middle School eighth-graders who qualified for the "You Be The Chemist Challenge." From left, Adam Dickstein, Luna Graziottin, Curtis Chang and Amy Hu. Photo Credit: Contributed

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Four eighth-grade students from Scarsdale Middle School have qualified for the state competition of the "You Be the Chemist Challenge."

Eighth-grade science teacher Daniel Tocci administered the first round of questions to 20 middle school students, five of which went on to the local challenge on March 11, according to a release from the Scarsdale Union Free School District.

Of these five, Adam Dickstein, Luna Graziottin, Curtis Chang, and Amy Hu from Scarsdale Middle School, along with 18 other students from Westchester County, have qualified to move on to the state round on April 29 in Tarrytown, the release said.

Finalists from the state rounds move on to nationals on June 19 in Washington, D.C.

The "You Be The Chemist Challenge" is an interactive academic contest that encourages students in grades 5 - 8 to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications, according to the challenge's website.

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