Stephen Z. Goldberg
Professor of Chemistry, Adelphi University
2009 Olympiad Coordinator

This report on the 2009 Olympiad takes the same form as my reports on the 1999-2008 Olympiads, although in 1999 and 2000 these were called preliminary reports.  This report summarizes some of the most important items pertaining to the 2009 Chemistry Olympiad and makes some comparisons with Olympiads for the period 1999-2008.  In 2003 additional tables giving detailed information indicating the high schools that participated and the distribution of students among the testing sites were included for the first time.  Also included for the first time in 2003 was a table showing those schools which participated in 2002 but not in 2003.  Similar tables are included in this report.  A table indicating the dates at which schools registered for the Olympiad was included for the first time in 2004.  That practice is continued here.  In this report, some information previously provided about the National Exam as part of the running text is now given in tabular form
1) Participation and Results:
Nationally, approximately 11,200 students took the local exam.  In the New York Section a total of 399 students from 56 different high schools registered to take the local exam.  The local exam was scheduled to be administered on March 6 (9 sites) and March 7 (3 sites).  These sites and the site coordinators are listed on page 9.  Of the students who registered, 322 actually took the exam.  The percentage of registered students taking the exam was 80.7%.  The high score on the exam was 57 (perfect score = 60), the low score was 16.  The average score was 36.61, with a standard deviation of 10.65.  The names, schools and scores for the students scoring 49 or above on the local examination are given on page 10.  The National Exam was administered at two locations, Purchase College of SUNY on Saturday, April 25, and Adelphi University on Sunday, April 26.  Based on the size of the New York Section, 19 students were allowed to continue to the National Exam level.  In recent years we had been allowed 20 students, and I forgot that a reduction had occurred.  The National Office kindly permitted the section 20 spots.  Anna Chithelen, who had attended the 2008 Study Camp had a free pass to the National Exam. Prior to 2005 the section had been allowed only 19 students.
Of the 916 students who took the National Exam 100 students attained honors and 50 attained high honors.  These numbers were established by the national ACS.  Of the 21 New York Section students who took the National Exam two obtained honors and one obtained high honors.  This was the weakest showing since I began coordinating the Olympiad for the section.  Anna Chithelen, the one student who obtained high honors, attended the Study Camp in 2008 and was again invited to attend; however, a medical condition prevented her from doing so.
2) Recommendations:
The following are my most important recommendations.  They are based on my eleven years of experience as the Olympiad Coordinator.
(a)  In addition to the Olympiad coordinator, the section should have an Olympiad publicity committee so that the event can be better publicized in local and school media.  (This recommendation has been made in each year since 1999 but has not been implemented.)  The lack of such a committee was particularly important in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008 and again this year,  since in each of those years one of our students qualified for the National study camp in Colorado Springs.
(b)  The 2000 recommendation that registration forms should include a space for identifying the gender of each student has been adopted and this greatly assists the coordinator in the preparation of correspondence to students.  It was also recommended in 2000 that it would be helpful if the registration form had a space to indicate whether or not each student is or will be U.S. citizen by the date of the National Exam.  This has not been done due to lack of space, but perhaps the form can be reformatted to accommodate this information.
(c)  Answer sheets for the local exam should not be purchased from the ACS.  ACS answer sheets were used in 1999, but the Scranton device available could only be used for the first 50 questions.  The final 10 questions had to be hand graded.  Since 2000 we have purchased 500 (or 550 when they are on sale) of the 882-ES Scantron answer sheets directly from Scantron Corporation.  Not only was the cost less than the cost for a smaller number of answer sheets purchased from ACS, but we were able to machine grade and analyze all 60 questions on the exam.  This practice should be continued.
(d)  There continues to be extensive use of the Sunday sites.  Students taking the local exam on Sunday do not do so solely for religious reasons, but also because of the proliferation of special Saturday programs for students.  In 2008 an additional Sunday site, the Horace Greeley School in Chappaqua was used.  We continued using this site this year.  As recommended in the past, we might also wish to have additional Sunday sites in Manhattan and/or Suffolk.
(e)  The Staten Island site, which we first used in 2001 as a replacement for the Hudson County site, is still sparsely used, but should be retained if possible.  We should continue to work to encourage more students from Staten Island and Hudson County to participate in the Olympiad.  There has been some modest interest in again having an additional site in Hudson Country.
(f) The use of Queens College in Queens provides good geographical distribution of sites.  We should continue to include a Queens test site for the local exam.
(g)  The adoption, in 2001, of a policy that permitted schools to register up to six students per registration form, but also permitted a school to register up to twelve students by submitting two registration forms and two registration fees (although as a single check) has worked very well.  This policy should be continued.
(h)  Although one person, the coordinator, should be responsible for receiving and distributing materials it is important to have a standing committee to which the coordinator can turn if s/he has policy issues to deal with.  This recommendation, which was made previously, has not been implemented.
(i)  The registration fee was raised from $20 in 1999 to $25 in 2000.  The fee has remained $25 since then.  Part of the reason for raising the fee was to provide funds for small gifts to the site coordinators and the laboratory technicians.  No policy on gifts has been established.  As a result, gifts were not purchased in either 2000 or 2001.  Some recognition of the time and effort expended by the site coordinators and the laboratory technicians is most appropriate.  In 2002 I purchased Olympiad pins from the national office of ACS and sent them to the site coordinators and laboratory technicians as a token of appreciation.  In 2003 I again purchased pins from the national office of ACS.  Additionally I sent a bouquet of flowers to Maria Reichlin-Fishkis, the lab tech at Purchase College of SUNY.  In 2004 periodic table pens were given to the site coordinators, national exam proctors and lab tech personnel.  Consideration should be given to other ways of how we might show these people our appreciation.  In 2005 no gifts were given to the site coordinators, but flowers were sent to Maria Reichlin-Fishkis.  In 2006 and 2007 no gifts were provided to either to Maria Reichlin-Fishkis or to the coordinators.  For 2008 no gifts were provided to the site coordinators, but flowers were sent to Maria Reichlin-Fishkis (out of pocket expense by S. Goldberg).  In 2009 special 25th anniversary pins were sent to all the site coordinators.  Additionally flowers, which were charged to the Olympiad budget, were sent to Maria Reichlin-Fishkis.
(j)  The department of the Olympiad coordinator provides stationary, phone and fax facilities as well as some secretarial support.  Since the Olympiad usually generates some net income, it might be appropriate to provide a modest monetary reimbursement to the coordinator's department.  Alternatively a book might be purchased and donated to the coordinator's department or school library.  This recommendation, made previously, has not been implemented.
(k) This is a recommendation based on experience in 2002.  It is recommended that each site coordinator review the local exam prior to the date it is administered.  If any typographical errors are found that information should be conveyed to the Olympiad coordinator so that all sites have the same set of corrections which need to be made.  Additionally the Olympiad coordinator should communicate any errors that have been discovered to the ACS Olympiad.
(l) In 2002 an experimental national policy permitted as many as three students from a single high school to take the National Exam was considered to be an experiment.  In 2003 the previous policy allowing a maximum of two students from any school was reinstated.  The New York Section should work to have the experimental policy reinstated and made permanent.
(m) For 2003 the Board of the New York Section authorized the payment of a stipend of $50 to graduate students who proctored the local exam.  This policy has been continued.  There should be clear guidelines regarding under what circumstances proctors should be used and how many proctors should be at any site.  Perhaps the stipend should be increased..
(n) The registration fee adopted in 2000 remains adequate to cover the expenses associated with the Olympiad, but the Board might consider increasing the fee.  Another option is to have a surcharge of perhaps $5/registration for schools which register after the official close of registration.  In 2006 one third, and in 2005 more than half the schools registered after the official closing date.  Since 2007 a larger percentage registrations have come  in before the registration deadline than in previous years, In 2007 only 9 schools  registered late.  In 2008 only 7 schools registered late.   In 2009 there were fifteen schools which registered after the deadline.  See Table 2 on pages 16-17 for a listing of the dates schools registered.
(o) Once again, in 2009 information about the Olympiad, including registration materials and directions to all test sites, was available via a link on the home page of the web site of the New York Section.  This should be done each year.  It is not recommended at this time that schools be able to register via the web site, but web based registration is something we might wish to consider.
3) Local Examination Sites:
All the sites from 2008 were again available for 2009.  Except at Brooklyn College all the site coordinators were the same as in 2008.  At Brooklyn College the new site coordinator was Brian Gibney who replaced long-time coordinator, Lesley Davenport.  The continued support and cooperation of the site coordinators is very much appreciated.
4) National Exam Sites:
Both Purchase College of SUNY and Adelphi continued as National Exam sites.  Like 2000, 2001 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008  but unlike 2003 there was a highly uneven distribution of students between the two National Exam sites.  Seven students took the National Exam at Purchase, and fourteen students took the National Exam at Adelphi.  Additionally, two students from other sections who could not take the exam in their own sections were accommodated at Adelphi.  As in past years, the distribution was not totally the result of religious or geographic considerations although these factors were important in most cases.
Students who take the National Exam are often involved in various programs that meet on Saturday mornings.  We might reconsider the value of giving the National Exam on both Saturday and Sunday.  An alternative would be to administer the National Exam only on Sunday at one or two sites.  Given the geographic range of the section the use of two sites would be better for the students.  The use of one site is simpler in terms of organization.  Since both Purchase and Adelphi have been National Exam sites for quite a number of years it is probably appropriate to look to see if other institutions could serve in this capacity.  Although there is no reason to believe that either Adelphi or Purchase will not be available as National Exam sites for 2010 it cannot be assumed that they will continue in this role indefinitely.  The requirements for a National Exam site are a laboratory facility capable of accommodating 20 students and lab technicians to prepare the equipment and chemicals.
 5) Finances:
Registration fees were received from 56 high schools, generating an income of $1975.  Expenses of $2099.76 are summarized on page 11.  The net cost for the event was $124.76.  As was the case since 2003, but not prior to that, the total given for expenses includes the cost of printing and mailing the original invitation to schools to participate in the Olympiad.  The cost of the January 2009 printing and mailing was $554.76.  The cost for this in 2008 was $670.64; in 2007 it was $475.14; in 2006 it was $637.35.  Since 2006 the cost of the printing and mailing have been obtained directly from the section office spreadsheets.
In 2003 the board of the New York Section, at the request of Lesley Davenport, authorized the payment of stipends of $50 to graduate student proctors.  This practice has been continued.  It has been longstanding practice at N.Y.U. for the exam to be proctored by a graduate student.  The exam at Queens College was also proctored by a graduate student.  Also, as was first the case in 2003, money was allocated to cover the costs of a laboratory assistant at Adelphi.  In 2003 $200 was provided to Adelphi, but since 2004 and again this year, a payment of $100 was made directly to the student assistant.  In 2009 the student assistant was Jonathan Roy.
6) Comparison of the 1999-2009 Olympiads:
This section, which had been section 6 in reports up to and including that for 2003, was moved in the 2004 report.  Since that report, and now, it is section 10 (see pages 7-8).  Because the comparison now extends over eleven years the page must be printed in landscape format, and it is for this reason that the section has been moved.
7) Supplemental Tables and Sample Certificates:
This report continues the practice introduced in the 2003 report of including supplemental tables.   At end of report.
Additionally this yearís report contains, for the first time, samples of the certificates which were sent to students and teachers.  In past years certificates were sent to each participating student and an additional certificate was sent to each student who had a score high enough to qualify for the National Exam.  This was again done this year, but this year, for the first time, certificates were also sent to each teacher who registered students for the local exam.
8) Thanks:
In addition to thanks for the help and support provided by the coordinators at the test sites, I would like to express my special thanks to Blanche Crawford, secretary of the Chemistry Department at Adelphi for her administrative assistance; to Virginia Briguglio of Adelphi for her assistance in the grading and analysis of the local exams; to Stuart Close of Ossining High School for proctoring the National Exam at Purchase College of SUNY, and to Maria Reichlin-Fishkis (Purchase) and Jonathan Roy (Adelphi) for their help in setting up and dismantling the laboratory portion of the National Exam.
9) Passing the Torch:
I have served as the Olympiad Coordinator since 1999 and as a National Exam proctor for two years prior to that.  I have found the job to be time consuming but also extremely interesting and rewarding.  I have saved all my computer files (WordPerfect 8) pertaining to the administration of the event and also have saved much of my correspondence with students and teachers.  Additionally, at the suggestion of the NY Section Board in 2001 I maintain, or at least try to maintain, an activity log of what is involved in coordinating the Olympiad.  The log and my computer files would be helpful to the next Olympiad Coordinator, and I would be happy to work with that person and share the knowledge I have gained over the past eleven years.  At the Board meeting in September 2003 Ron DíAmelia volunteered to learn what is involved in coordinating the event.  Each year, beginning with the 2004 Olympiad he has been copied on most of the correspondence involved and this practice was continued in 2009.  I really do enjoy being the Olympiad Coordinator and would be willing to continue in that role if the Section would like me to do so.  If I continue as the Olympiad Coordinator I will work even more closely with Ron next year.
National Exam Participation and Results:   1999-2009
                                                                  1999    2000    2001    2002    2003   2004    2005     2006    2007     2008     2009
  Number of students                                    19      18(1)   20(2)   20(3)     19     20(2)    20(4)      20        20         20    21(5
  High Score                                                 54       59       59       54         58     56         56         57         56         57    57
  Low Qualif. Score                                       45      49       46       47         51      50        50         50          49        51    49
  Honors                                                        3        4         1         3           6       5          4           6           1           6     2
  High Honors                                               3         2        3         1            4       4         1           1            3          1      1
(1) Although New York was entitled to 19 participants one student did not show up for the National Exam.
(2) Since one student from the previous year had attended the Study Camp we were entitled to one additional slot for the National Exam.
 (3) There was a problem involving the citizenship status of one student, and as part of the resolution of this problem the national office granted us one additional slot for the National Exam.
(4) As a result of a reapportionment from the national office of ACS the section was allocated 20 slots for the national exam.
(5) As a result of a reapportionment from the national office of ACS the section was allocated 19 slots for the national exam; however, as a result of an error I contacted 20 students, and the National Office kindly permitted us to have 20 students take the exam.
 Additionally, since one student from the previous year had attended the Study Camp we were entitled to one additional slot for the National Exam.
10) Comparison of the 1999-2009 Olympiads:
                                               1999        2000       2001       2002       2003       2004      2005       2006
Number of schools                      57           70        50(1)      53(2)        64(2)      60(2)     67(2)       60(2)
Students registered                   324          373         319         337          467        404        445         458
Students taking local exam       253          307         262         266          393        332        378         393
Percentage taking local exam    78.1        82.3         82.1        78.9        84.2        82.2       84.9        85.8
High Score                                54            59            59          55           58          56          56           57
Low Score                                  6            13            10           13           11         11          10           13
Average Score                      30.45        35.02        34.02       33.39       35.31     35.91      34.43      36.18
Std. Deviation in Avg.          12.24        11.36        11.22       11.66        11.70     12.08      11.75      10.42
                                                           2007          2008           2009
 Number of schools                             62(2)          56(2)           56(3)
 Students registered                             474             393             399
 Students taking local exam                 319             326             322
 Percentage taking local exam              67.3            83.0            80.7
 High Score                                         56               57               57
 Low Score                                          16               13               16
 Average Score                                  37.06           37.23           36.61
 Std. Deviation in Avg.                      10.08           11.35           10.65
(1) In 1999 and 2000 registration was limited to six students/school.  In 2001 schools could register up to six students for a $25 registration fee, or up to twelve students for a $50 registration fee.  Of the 50 schools registering students in 2001, 25 schools registered six or fewer students and 25 schools registered 7-12 students.
(2) Of the 53 schools registering students in 2002, 39 schools registered six or fewer students and 14 schools registered 7-12 students.  Of the 64 schools registering students in 2003, 34 schools registered six or fewer students and 30 schools registered 7-12 students.  Of the 60 schools registering students in 2004, 36 schools registered six or fewer students and 24 schools registered 7-12 students. One school, Lawrence High School registered twice, since two teachers each registered two students.  Thus, in the financial summary it appears as if there were 61 schools but in fact there were only 60 different schools.  Of the 67 schools registering students in 2005, 42 schools registered six or fewer students and 25 schools registered 7-12 students.  Of the 60 schools registering students in 2006, 30 schools registered six or fewer students and 30 registered 7-12 students.  Of the 62 schools registering students in 2007, 30 schools registered six or fewer students and 32 registered 7-12 students.  However, because of the confusion at the St. Johnís site in 2006 I gave the Mary Lewis Academy the right to register up to 12 students for $25.  Of the 56 schools registering students in 2008 30 registered six or fewer students, 25 registered 7-12 students, and Horace Greeley school, by special permission registered 15 students.
(3) Of the 56 schools registering students in 2009, 33 registered six or fewer students, 23 registered 7-12 students.
(4) For 2003 the total expenses include the cost ($509.93) of the bulk mailing of approximately 1400 pieces to announce the Olympiad to the high schools.  This cost had not been explicitly included for previous years and that should be taken into account when comparing expenses and net incomes.  Also the cost of materials for the laboratory portion of the 2003 National Exam was considerably higher than in previous years.  For 2004 the cost of the bulk mailing was $468.44.  For 2005 the cost of the bulk mailing was $443.61.  For 2006 the cost of the bulk mailing was $637.35.  In 2006 the laboratory portion of the National Exam cost $196.52 which was also greater than in most years.  For 2007 the cost of the printing and bulk mailing was $475.14; for 2008 the cost was $670.64; for 2009 the cost was $554.76


  1) ROCKLAND/BERGEN     Mr. Jonathan Wedvik
  Clarkstown High School South   845-624-3475
   31 Demarest Mill Road    845-623-5470 (fax)
  West Nyack, NY 10994-1515
  2) STATEN ISLAND    Dr. Roy H. Mosher
  Department of Biological Sciences   718-420-4072
  Wagner College     718-420-4172 (fax)
  Staten Island, NY 10301
   3) BROOKLYN     Dr. Brian Gibney
  Department of Chemistry    718-951-5000 x6636
  Brooklyn College of CUNY     718-951-4827 (fax)
  2900 Bedford Avenue
  Brooklyn, NY  11210
  4) QUEENS     Mr. Joshua Mukhlall
  Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry  718-997-4100
  Queens College of CUNY    718-997-5531 (fax)
  65-30 Kissena Blvd
  Flushing, NY 11367-1597
  5) MANHATTAN     Ms. Erin Plati
  Department of Chemistry, Room 1001  212-998-8454
  New York University    212-260-7905 (fax)
  31 Washington Place
  New York, NY  10003
  6) NASSAU COUNTY    Dr. Stephen Z. Goldberg
  Department of Chemistry    516-877-4147
  Adelphi University    516-877-4485 (fax)
  Garden City, NY  11530
  7) NASSAU COUNTY    Dr. Stuart Karp
  Department of Chemistry    516-299-2013
  Long Island University    516-299-2492 (central office)
  C.W. Post Campus    516-299-3944 (fax)
  Greenvale, NY  11548
  8) SUFFOLK COUNTY    Dr. Joseph Lauher
  Department of Chemistry    631-632-7925
  SUNY Stony Brook    631-632-7880 (central office)
  Stony Brook, NY  11794    631-632-7960 (fax)
  9) WESTCHESTER/ROCKLAND   Dr. Joseph Skrivanek
  Division of Natural Sciences   914-251-6634
  Purchase College of SUNY    914-251-6635 (fax)
  Purchase, NY  10577
 10) Yeshivah of Flatbush    Mr. Paul Cohen
  1609 Avenue J     718-377-1100 x153
  Brooklyn, NY  11230
 11) Rambam Mesivta      Mrs. Rebecca Isseroff
  15 Frost  Lane      516-371-5824
  Lawrence, NY  11559     516-371-4706 (fax)
 12) Horace Greeley School    Mr. Richard Goodman
  70 Roaring Brook Road    914-861-9282
  Chappaqua, NY 10514    914-238-8228 (fax)
  School         Registration Fee     Students at Site  Indicated Site
  1.   Ardsley USFD High School   $25    6  Purchase College of SUNY
  2.   Bayard Rustin Educational Complex  $25    1  N.Y.U.
  3.   Benjamin Cardozo High School   $50   12  Queens College
  4.   Briarcliff High School    $50    3  Horace Greeley High School
           9  Purchase College of SUNY
  5.   Bronx High School of Science   $50    1  Horace Greeley High School
           5  N.Y.U.
           6  Queens College
  6.   Brooklyn Latin School    $50    8  N.Y.U.
  7.   Brooklyn Technical High School  $25    2  N.Y.U.
           1  Queens College
           3  Yeshivah of Flatbush
  8.   Centereach High School    $50  12  SUNY at Stony Brook
  9.   Clarkstown High School South   $50    9  Clarkstown H.S. South
10.   Collegiate School    $25    5  N.Y.U.
           1  Yeshivah of Flatbush
11.   Convent of the Sacred Heart   $25    2  N.Y.U.
12.   Croton-Harmon High School   $25    6  Purchase College of SUNY
13.   De Witt Clinton High School   $50  12  N.Y.U.
14.   Eastchester High School    $50    8  Purchase College of SUNY
15.   Edward R. Murrow High School  $50    1  Adelphi University
           5  Brooklyn College
           6  Yeshivah of Flatbus
16.   Fort Hamilton High School   $25    5  Brooklyn College
17.  Friends Academy     $50    7  C.W. Post College
           3  Rambam Mesivta
18.   Half Hollow Hills H.S. West   $25    2  SUNY at Stony Brook
19.   Herricks High School    $50  11  Adelphi University
20.   Horace Greeley High School   $50  11  Horace Greeley High School
           1  Purchase College of SUNY
21.   Hunter College High School   $50    6  N.Y.U.
           3  Yeshivah of Flatbush
22.   Huntington High School    $50  10  C.W. Post College
23.   John F. Kennedy High School   $50  10  Adelphi University
           2  Rambam Mesivta
24.   Lawrence High School    $50    9  Rambam Mesivta
25.   Long Beach High School   $25    3  Adelphi University
26.   Mamaroneck High School   $25    6  Purchase College of SUNY
27.   Midwood High School    $25    6  Brooklyn College
28.   Mount Saint Michael Academy   $25    6  N.Y.U.
29.   New Hyde Park Memorial High School  $25    6  Adelphi University
30.   New Milford High School   $25    1  N.Y.U.
           5  Yeshivah of Flatbush
31.   New Rochelle High School   $50    2  Horace Greeley High School
          9  Purchase College of SUNY
32.   North Shore High School   $25    4  C.W. Post College
33.   Northport High School    $25    6  SUNY at Stony Brook
34.   Nyack High School    $25    3  Clarkstown H.S. South
           1  Horace Greeley High School
35.   Pearl River High School    $25    3  Clarkstown H.S. South
36.   Poly Prep Country Day School   $25    2  N.Y.U.
           1  Brooklyn College
37.   Preya Shah(1)     $25    1  Adelphi University
 (1) This student was from Ward-Melville High School.  The school did not participate in the
     event so the student registered as an individual.
38.   Queens H,S. for the Sci. at York College $25    2  Yeshivah of Flatbush
           1  Rambam Mesivta
           2  Queens College
39.   Riverhead High School    $25    6  SUNY at Stony Brook
40.   Roosevelt Union Free School District  $25    6  Adelphi University
41.   Saunders Trade and Technical H.S.  $25    6  Purchase College of SUNY
42.   Scarsdale High School    $50  12  Purchase College of SUNY
43.   St. Francis Preparatory    $25    4  Queens College
44.   Stuyvesant High School    $50    2  Brooklyn College
           2  N.Y.U.
           1  Queens College
           1  Rambam Mesivta
           1  Wagner College
          1  Yeshivah of Flatbush
45.   Tenafly High School    $25    6  Clarkstown H.S. South
46.   The Mary Louis Academy   $50    1  N.Y.U.
           9  Queens College
47.   The Masters School    $25    2  Purchase College of SUNY
48.   Tottenville High School    $25     5  Wagner College
49.   Valley Stream Central High School  $50  12  Adelphi University
50.   W.C. Mepham High School   $25     6  Adelphi University
51.   Walt Whitman High School   $50    9  SUNY at Stony Brook
52.   West Hempstead High School   $25    4  Adelphi University
53.   Westbury High School    $25    6  C.W. Post College
54.   William A. Shine - Great Neck H.S. South $25    4  Adelphi University
           2  Rambam Mesivta
55.   Yeshivah of Flatbush    $50  11  Yeshivah of Flatbush
56.   Yonkers Middle/HighSchool   $25    6  Purchase College of SUNY
Clarkstown High School South (2009: 21 students from 4 high schools) (2008: 25  from 5)
(2007: 36  from 6) (2006: 22 from 3) (previous site was Northern Valley Regional H.S. at Old Tappan) (2005: 39 from 7) (2004: 5 from 7) (2003: 49 from 6)
    9 Clarkstown High School South
    3 Nyack High School
    3 Pearl River High School
    6 Tenafly High School
Wagner College (2009: 6 students from 2 high schools) (2008: 27 from 4) (2007: 28 from 5)
 (2006: 22 from 3) (2005: 26 from 3) (2004: 12 from 3) (2003: 6 from 1)
    1 Stuyvesant High School
    5 Tottenville High School
Brooklyn College (2009: 19 students from 5 high schools) (2008: 29 from 7) (2007: 44  from 8)
 (2006: 42 from 9) (2005: 14 from 4) (2004: 11 from 2) (2003: 16 from 3)
    5 Edward R. Murrow High School
    5 Fort Hamilton High School
    6 Midwood High School
    1 Poly Prep Country Day School
    2 Stuyvesant High School
Queens College (2009: 35 students from 7 high schools) (2008: 29  from 6) (2007: 47 from 6)
(previous site was St Johnís University) (2006: 43 from 8) (2005: 13 from 3) (2004: 21 from 4) (2003: 23 from 4)
  12 Benjamin Cardozo High School
    1 Brooklyn Technical High School
    6 Bronx High School of Science
    2 Queens High School for the Sciences at York College
    4 St. Francis Preparatory
    1 Stuyvesant High School
    9 The Mary Louis Academy
N. Y. U. (2009: 53 students from 13 high schools) (2008: 47 from 10) (2007: 65 from 14)
   (2006: 67 from 14) (2005: 81 from 14) (2004: 60 from 13) (2003: 74 from 12)
    1 Bayard Rustin Educational Complex
    8 Brooklyn Latin School
    2 Brooklyn Technical High School
    5 Bronx High School of Science
    5 Collegiate School
    2 Convent of the Sacred Heart
  12 De Witt Clinton High School
    6 Hunter College High School
    6 Mount Saint Michael Academy
    1 New Milford High School
    2 Poly Prep Country Day School
    2 Stuyvesant High School
    1 The Mary Louis Academy
Adelphi University (2009: 64 students from 11 high schools) (2008: 33 from 8) (2007: 62 from 11) (2006: 54 from 11) (2005: 56 from 9) (2004: 50 from 9) (2003: 44 from 10)
    1 Edward R. Murrow High School
  11 Herricks High School
  10 John F. Kennedy High School
    3 Long Beach High School
    6 New Hyde Park Memorial High School
    1 Preya Shah (see note on pages 14 and 17)
    6 Roosevelt Union Free School District
  12 Valley Stream Central High School
    6 W.C. Mepham High School
    4 West Hempstead High School
    4 William A. Shine - Great Neck H.S. South
C. W. Post College (2009: 27 students from 4 high schools) (2008: 9 from 2) (2007: 28 from 4)
 (2006: 56 from 6) (2005: 43 from 8) (2004: 42 from 7) (2003: 66 from 9)
    7 Friends Academy
  10 Huntington High School
    4 North Shore High School
    6 Westbury High School
SUNY at Stony Brook (2009: 35 students from 5 high schools) (2008: 38 from 7) (2007: 63 from 9) (2006: 70 from 9) (2005: 54 from 9) (2004: 51 from 9) (2003: 78 from 11)
  12 Centereach High School
    2 Half Hollow Hills H.S. West
    6 Northport High School
    6 Riverhead High School
    9 Walt Whitman High School
Purchase College of SUNY (2009: 71 students from 11 high schools) (2008: 31 from 10)
 (2007: 71 from 11) (2006: 55 from 8) (2005: 69 from 11) (2004: 66 from 10)
(2003: 72 from 10)
    6 Ardsley USFD High School
    9 Briarcliff High School
    6 Croton-Harmon High School
    8 Eastchester High School
    1 Horace Greeley High School
    6 Mamaroneck High School
    9 New Rochelle High School
    6 Saunders Trade and Technical High School
  12 Scarsdale High School
    2 The Masters School
    6 Yonkers Middle/High School
Yeshivah of Flatbush (2009: 32 students from 8 high schools)(2008: 34 from 9) (2007: 18 from 5)
 (2006: 20 from 8) (2005: 26 from 9) (2004: 21 from 8) (2003: 16 from 7)
    3 Brooklyn Technical High School
    1 Collegiate School
    6 Edward R. Murrow High School
    3 Hunter College High School
    5 New Milford High School
    2 Queens High School for the Sciences at York College
    1 Stuyvesant High School
  11 Yeshivah of Flatbush
Rambam Mesivta (2009: 18 students from 6 high schools) (2008: 38 from 10) (2007: 12 from 5)
 (2006: 5 from 1) (previous site was Stella K. Abraham High School) (2005: 24 from 5)
 (2004: 18 from 6) (2003: 23 from 7)
    3 Friends Academy
    2 John F. Kennedy High School
    9 Lawrence High School
    1 Queens High School for the Sciences at York College
    1 Stuyvesant High School
    2 William A. Shine - Great Neck H.S. South
Horace Greeley High School (2009: 18 students from 5 high schools) (new site in 2008: 54 from 12)
    3 Briarcliff High School
    1 Bronx High School of Science
  11 Horace Greeley High School
    2 New Rochelle High School
    1 Nyack High School