Bundaberg North State High School students Gemma Potter, James Thomson and Chauntelle Major are on the way to successful science careers after winning the 2010 CQ Schools Titration Competition.
Bundaberg North State High School students Gemma Potter, James Thomson and Chauntelle Major are on the way to successful science careers after winning the 2010 CQ Schools Titration Competition. Mike Knott

Kids win CQ science competition

THREE Bundaberg North State High School chemistry students found the formula for success at the 2010 CQ Schools Titration competition.

Gemma Potter, James Thomson and Chauntelle Major pitted their science skills against students from Shalom College and Bundaberg State High School, and their win has set off a chain reaction that will take them to the national finals in October.

“We were given the concentration of one substance in a solution, and had to find the concentration of the two other substances,” Gemma said.

“We’ve had a lot of practice — we’ve spent a lot of time with our burettes this year.”

The Year 12 student said she hoped to study pharmacy at university, where the accuracy and attention to detail she had learned through the competition would hold her in good stead.

Future environmental scientist James said he got involved because chemistry was a vital part of his career path.

Team-mate Chauntelle said it also showed the importance of being able to work as a group.

“We also had awesome teachers — Graham Quinn and Greg Whitelum,” she said.



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