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Friday, August 18 Local

Greenwich student claims second place in international physics bowl

GREENWICH — King School senior Will Nash of Greenwich placed second in Division 2 of the international Physics Bowl this month.

The Physics Bowl competition is sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers. Nash along with approximately 10,000 other students from around the world took a 40-question, 45-minute timed, multiple-choice test under his school's supervision. Division 1 is for first year physics students; Division 2 is for 2nd year physics students.

“I was very surprised and happy with my Physics Bowl score,” said Nash. “I competed with 6,000 students globally in the highest Physics Bowl division, so to place second worldwide was beyond anything I had expected. I was fortunate to have great science and math teachers at King School.”

Nash took AP Physics 1 last year and Physics C this year.

"Will's focus, dedication, and curiosity led to his 2nd place finish on this annual test,” said Ken Spall, King Upper School Physics teacher. “They also led to his outstanding performance in physics at King and on the AP Physics exams. I am confident that these traits will make Will quite successful in his studies in college, wherever he chooses to attend.”

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