LHWHS rising senior Harry Chen earned a bronze medal at the 2020 USA Biolympiad.
He is one of only 20 high school students in the nation, and the only student from Missouri, to medal at the competition.
The virtual USABO National Finals were held from July 7 to 17 and consisted of intensive biology instruction inclusive of laboratory training and conceptual understanding; instruction was facilitated by leading U.S. biologists.
After several days of instruction, students ended the competition with two days of testing.
Fields covered included cellular and molecular biology, plant anatomy and physiology, animal anatomy and physiology, genetics and evolution, ecology, ethology and biosystematics.
Harry earned a spot in the national finals by scoring well on a 90-minute, 100-question exam.
About 10,000 students from 500 schools registered for the nationwide competition.
The USA Biolympiad was first held in 2002 and was established to train future leaders in the biological sciences.