Congratulations to Odle Middle School seventh grader Neil Chowdhury and eighth grader Daniel Sun, who placed first and third, respectively, at the You Be The Chemistry (YBTC) State Challenge on April 1 in Fall City, Wash.  Chowdhury will represent Washington state at the National Challenge competition June 19 in Washington, D.C.  Odle YBTC students are coached by Pamela Kennedy.

The State Challenge competition is a timed, quiz bowl style academic competition that aims to engage middle school students in learning important chemistry concepts and their real-world applications.  The competition is fully funded by the Chemical Education Foundation.

To learn more about YBTC, visit

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.