The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad and the International Chemistry Olympiad are multi-tiered competitions that bring together the world’s most talented high school students to test their knowledge and skills in chemistry. Nations around the world conduct examinations to — nominate the most high-performing students for the International Chemistry Olympiad. Tyler Cochran and Emily Giambalvo placed in the TOP 10 Scorers out of 597 students testing for the Western Carolinas American Chemical Society Olympiad. They were invited to compete in the 2013 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam held at Furman University on Monday April 15th ,2013. Congratulations to Tyler and Emily on their outstanding performance in chemistry.