SUCCESS was elementary for a Chester King’s School sixth former and chemistry prize-winner.
Matthew Temple, 16, of Chester, won a Roentgenium award at the National Cambridge Chemistry Challenge and will be invited to attend a residential course in Cambridge in the summer holidays.
Only 39 students of the 4,296 who entered achieved this level, and Matthew was placed in the top 10.
Other awards given to King’s pupils in the chemistry challenge include Sean Telford, 16, of Chester, who won a gold award, while silver awards were won by Ben Hastings, 17, of Upton, and Jeremy Telford, 16, of Chester.
Bethany Shears, 17, of Tarporley, Mark Brownson, 17, of Willaston, Matthew Cook, 17, of Runcorn, Benhur Johnson, 17, of Mickle Trafford, and William Marshall, 17, of Tarvin, won copper awards.
Head of chemistry Dr Tony Cook said: “We are delighted and proud to hear of our students’ success in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.
“Matthew in particular has done exceptionally well and to have nine medal winners is a fine achievement. This builds upon the success our students achieved last year, not only in the same competition but also in A-levels.”