Congratulations to Odle students Aditya Sontakke, Edwin Huang, Helena Feng, Neil Chowdhury, and Samanvita Singhania who all advanced to the second round at the You Be The Chemistry (YBTC) State Challenge on April 22 in Issaquah, Wash.

Chowdhury won the state championship and is invited to represent Washington state, along with his coach Pamela Kennedy, at the National Challenge competition on June 18 in Washington, D.C.

The YBTC 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 visit YBTC’s website.

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.