Submitted. Yale Secondary’s Ji Sup Kim has been invited to join an elite group of 15 students from across Canada at the University of Toronto for the National Chemistry Olympiad Training Camp. The camp, held June 3rd to 10th, will be used to train and select the final four member Canadian team who will compete against 70 other countries this summer at the World Chemistry Olympiad in Moscow, Russia.
Now in grade 12, Ji Sup attended the camp as a grade 11 student last year and just missed the cut-off for the final selection. In addition, he was selected for the Canadian Physics Olympiad team. This keen young science student completed Advanced Placement Chemistry, Physics B, Biology and Calculus AB in grade 11. This year, he is taking Advanced Placement Calculus BC, Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism and Mechanics) and Psychology.
Yale Secondary’s Advanced Placement Chemistry program has produced many national camp members over the past two decades, including five Canadian team members who have won in total over that time two bronze and one silver medal.
Yale Secondary Science Department Head, Cheri Smith:
“Ji has also been auditing organic chemistry at the University of the Fraser Valley, and I’m quite hopeful auditing the university organic chemistry course will improve his chances of making the team for the International Competition.”
Board of Education Chair Cindy Schafer:
“Ji’s achievement demonstrates his natural gifting in the sciences enhanced by the quality of instruction provided by his teachers. In Abbotsford, we continue to provide access to programs and services that will engage and encourage students in their areas of interest – key aspects of our district strategic plan.”
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