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2024 Chem Club Balancing Equations Tournament


On February 15th, Chemistry Club hosted their 3rd Chemical Balancing Equations Tournament which saw the attendance of over 30 past and new chemistry students and Chemistry Club members. Hosted in room B217 during lunch by Ms. Krikorian, the Chemistry Club advisor, the tournament was a huge success. Students were able to demonstrate their chemistry and math skills in a Kahoot based tournament where speed and accuracy were key to winning the tournament.

All contestants were required to sign up via an electronic form prior to the start of the tournament. Contestants were given a slice of Domino’s pizza as well as a Caprisun juice pouch. After sitting down players logged into Kahoot on their Chromebook or mobile devices. During the tournament the players were allowed to use whiteboards to keep track of their math.

However, the tournament was not an easy one. The speed, accuracy, and ability to remain calm of each contestant was being heavily tested. Making a single mistake could cost a contestant the entire tournament. Kevin Carreon described himself to be “stressing out” during a live interview in the tournament. Many contestants were unable to keep up with the pressure including Matthew Gomez. Gomez, despite failing many times, encourages other students to attend the Chemical Balancing Equations Tournament.

Podium finishers in this tournament didn’t walk home empty handed; but rather, all 3 received gift cards of varying amounts. Kevin Carreon who secured first place received a $25 Starbucks gift card, Dennis Naguinlin who scored in second place received a $15 In-n-Out gift card, and lastly Edward Navarro with third place received a $15 McDonalds gift card.

1st Place: Kevin Carreon
2nd Place: Dennis Naguinlin
3rd Place: Edward Navarro

Dennis (Left), Kevin (Center), Edward (Right)

Chemistry Club meets during Lunch on Tuesdays at room B217. They plan to continue doing the annual Balancing Equations Tournament to teach Chemistry in a fun way. Also look out for the Chemistry Club’s big science show at the end of the year that demonstrates chemical reactions and scientific marvels.

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