Sherwood Middle eighth grader wins state title in national chemistry competition
POSTED: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 1:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 1:34pm
Baton Rouge, La — Hayden Day, an eighth grader from Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School, won first place and walked away with the state title at the "You Be The Chemist Challenge" held April 28 at the Louisiana State University.
He moves on to compete for the national title in Philadelphia on June 25.
Every national competition participant will receive prizes, such as chemistry kits, T-shirts and gift certificates to the Discovery Channel Store. The first- through fourth-place winners also receive scholarships for future educational use. In addition, participants and a chaperone will be treated to various activities in historic Philadelphia, including a visit to The Franklin Institute and a dinner celebration at the National Constitution Center.