Leweston Pupil Awarded Top Cambridge University Chemistry Award

Katarzyna and Dr Kemal receive their awards from the event organisers

Leweston Sixth Former and Academic Scholar, Katarzyna Zator, has won the highest award for excellence, the Roentgenium Award, at the prestigious and highly competitive Cambridge University Chemistry Challenge Competition.

This remarkable achievement placed Katarzyna in the top 0.7% of over 8,000 entrants nationwide and qualified her to attend a 3 day residential Chemistry Camp at the University.

Katarzyna and Dr Kemal, Head of Chemistry at Leweston, were also invited to attend a reception at the Wellcome Collections Museum in London along with all the other Roentgenium Award winners, at which crystal trophies were awarded to students and their teachers. Katarzyna, who hopes to study Natural Sciences at St Catherine’s College, also gave a confident, short presentation on her chosen subject; the element Polonium.

Dr Oz Kemal, Head of Chemistry at Leweston explained “Katarzyna delivered her presentation with conviction and confidence. I was proud to be escorting her to the awards ceremony. It was a great honour for Leweston School to be involved with this event and we are extremely grateful to all the staff at St Catherine College, Cambridge and their sponsors from Saudi Aramco for making this event possible”.