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Leweston Pupil Awarded Top Cambridge University Chemistry Award

Published Monday 23rd of November 2015 10:33:38 AM

Leweston Sixth Former and Academic Scholar, Katarzyna Zator, has won the highest award for excellence, the Roentgenium Award, at the prestigious and highly competitive Cambridge University Chemistry Challenge Competition. This remarkable achievement placed Katarzyna in the top 0.7% of over 8,000 entrants nationwide and quali-fied her to attend a 3 day residential Chemistry Camp at the University. Katarzyna and Dr Kemal, Head of Chemistry at Leweston, were also invited to attend a reception at the Wellcome Collections Museum in Lon-don along with all the other Roentgenium Award winners, at which crystal trophies were awarded to students and their teachers. Katarzyna, who hopes to study Natural Sciences at St Catherine’s College, also gave a con-fident, short presentation on her chosen subject; the element Polonium. Dr Oz Kemal, Head of Chemistry at Leweston explained “Katarzyna delivered her presentation with conviction and confidence. I was proud to be escorting her to the awards ceremony. It was a great honour for Leweston School to be involved with this event and we are extremely grateful to all the staff at St Catherine College, Cambridge and their spon-sors from Saudi Aramco for making this event possible”.
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