Ridgefield High School student Jack Hudson finished in first place at a chemistry competition held at Sacred Heart Universtiy last month.
The first round of the event featured a dozen competitors from schools across Fairfield County and consisted of a multiple-choice exam about 90 minutes long. The top six scorers moved on to an oral exam where they answered questions on a whiteboard.
Awards were given for the top three averaged scores.
Hudson won $1,500 for placing first.
Dr. Jill Smith-Carpenter was the event’s feature speaker. She delivered a talk entitled, “Diverse Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Research with Undergraduates.”
The competition itself is sponsored by the New England branch of the American Chemical Society.