The Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) holds two annual academic award ceremonies for area high schools at Nazareth College. Each year, ACS recognizes the academic achievement of high school students by awarding certificates to the top 10% of students in all chemistry classes. For Advanced Placement Chemistry, the top 20% of students are recognized.
Dates for 2013 were May 28 and May 29
Some of the pictures from the May 28 and May 29 events are below. For all the pictures go to
Professor Kimberly Chichester (Chair for Rochester Section ACS)
Professor Ken Schlecht ( Chemical Demonstration)
Brighton High School
Avon High School
(Photography by James Reynolds)
Timothy Wilson and Deborah Janes (Chemical demonstration)
School of the Arts
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Beth Burns at
High School Teacher of the year is selected by Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society. The award is based on teaching, their professional development in relation to teaching chemistry and memberships in scientific organizations.
Elizabeth Burns (Chair, High School teacher of the Year Committee)
The 2013 winner is Robert West who teaches at Penfield High School.
Mr. West is the lead teacher for the science department as well as the Chemical Hygiene Officer for the Penfield School District. He serves as a mentor for new teachers and assists any student who has questions about Chemistry.
The award will be presented at the ACS Annual Awards Dinner in October.