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Irvington Middle School Students Compete In 'You Be The Chemist Challenge'

Six Irvington Middle School students competed in the Westchester Regional “You Be the Chemist Challenge,” sponsored by the international chemical company BASF, March 14.
Six Irvington Middle School students competed in the Westchester Regional “You Be the Chemist Challenge,” sponsored by the international chemical company BASF, March 14. Photo Credit: Irvington School District

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Six Irvington Middle School students competed Saturday, March 14 in the Westchester Regional “You Be the Chemist Challenge,” sponsored by the international chemical company BASF.

The students included sixth-grader Henry Demarest, seventh-grader Rishit Gupta, eighth-grader Aayushi Jha, seventh-grader Rishikesh Madabhushi, seventh-grader  Zachary Rosman and eighth-grader Julia Sabatino.

The students participated and answered a number of challenging chemistry and physics-related questions. They prepared for the competition by studying online tutorials prepared by the YBTC Challenge.

After the conclusion of the competition, Demarest, Gupta, Jha, Madabhushi and Rosman advanced to the statewide challenge set for Saturday, April 25 at the BASF laboratories in Tarrytown. In June, one student from New York will be named to the national competition in Philadelphia.

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