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You be the Chemist Competition State Champ!

ANKENY, Iowa (April 24, 2019) – Southview eighth grader Sydney Madetzke earned the state title in the You Be the Chemist Challenge® at Iowa State University.  Earlier this year, more than 135 students competed at the local-level.  Madetzke was one of 45 who qualified for the state competition.  She will represent Iowa at the national event this June in Washington, D.C. 


You Be The Chemist Challenge® is an multilevel, interactive academic contest that encourages students in grades 5-8 to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for a variety of individuals and organizations—including schools, members of the chemical industry, educators, and other community partners—to come together and show their support for STEM education.