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 XCATs Victorious!

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Xavier Chemical Analysis Teams

Once again Xavier was represented by four teams at the RACI National Chemical Analysis Competition South East region event. This year students competed at the Queensland University of Technology venue. Students worked in teams of three and had the task of determining the concentration of an acid using titration techniques. The clowder of XCATs have been training for months for this event.

XCATs for 2014 were:

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Team One

Ellie Hopgood, Jess Louth and Giorgia Kilpatrick

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Team Uno

Daniel Willis, Conor McMahon and Alex Newton

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Team Prime

Sean Barnes, Emma Wade and Alliott Simmons

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Team Alpha

Taryn Miles-Polit, Mallory Tuche and Dom Merrett


The 2014 Xavier XCATs team achieved the best results ever with all students achieving an award.

4 High Distinctions:  Dom Merrett, Emma Wade, Daniel Willis, Alex Newton

3 Distinctions: Mallory Tuche, Giorgia Kilpatrick, Conor McMahon

Credit: Alliott Simmons

4 Competent: Ellie Hopgood, Sean Barnes, Taryn Miles Polit and Jess Louth

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Team Uno were victorious, achieving a FIRST place at the competition and the best result from a Xavier team in the six years we have been attending the competition. Team Alpha’s fantastic effort was rewarded with THIRD place. Team Uno has qualified for the National finals which will involve a more complicated titration and will be held at the University of Queensland in October. They will be starting to train for this soon. We wish them all the very best for their preparation and the National FINALS competition.​