The Center for Excellence in Education announced the 2013 USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalists. Congratulations to the following students who advanced to the next round of the competition to comprise the 2013 USA Biology Olympiad Team:
- Kevin Bao - 10th Grade, Troy High School
- Andrew Hong - 10th Grade, University High School
- Charlene Hwang - 11th Grade,S Mariners Christian School
- William Nguyen - 10th Grade, Corona Del Mar High School
- Lohit Velagapudi - 10th Grade, University High School
- Francis Yang - 11th Grade, Capistrano Valley High School
- Brandon Zhang - 9th Grade, Westview High School
The United States National Biology Olympiad (USABO) is an annually hosted biology competition for high school students. In the USABO, participating students take an open exam, and the top 500 or 10% of scorers are selected to take a second exam.
The top 20 scorers on the second exam are selected to move on to the USABO Finals, where the top four students are then selected to move on to the international competition. In order to qualify for the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), prospective students must be among the top 4 of 20 finalists in the USABO.