Westfield N.J. High School student Yixiao Wang was presented a copy of the Congressional Record containing praise for his academic excellence and his win of a gold medal at this year’s annual International Chemistry Olympiad. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) inserted remarks praising Wang in the Record and made the presentation Friday, Oct. 2, at the high school which is located in Lance's congressional district.
The Congressman saluted Wang’s academic success and pointed out the need for U.S. students to excel in math and science. In attendance were Westfield Mayor Andy Skibitsky, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Margaret Dolan, Westfield High School Principal Peter Renwick and Westfield Science Supervisor Dr. David Stoneback.
Also attending the event were Chair of the North Jersey Olympiad Committee Dr. Ray Baylouny, Secretary of the North Jersey Section Bettyann Howson and Chair of the North Jersey Government Affairs Committee Maureen Chan. Yixiao Wang's Olympiad win is one of many academic honors he has won. He is also a member of the high school marching band and the youth symphony. His hobbies include playing the flute, reading and swimming.
The American Chemical Society is a major sponsor of the U.S. team for the annual International Chemistry Olympiad.