ChemClub Spotlight: Colusa High School

By AACT on January 4, 2023

Colusa High School in California has a brand-new ChemClub this year and they’re already hitting the ground running while making some exciting long-term plans. Out of approximately 400 students in the school, 25 are involved in Colusa High's ChemClub led by their teacher Benjamin Haney. They've impressively been spreading the word about their club through word of mouth, and it's grown rapidly since its recent start.

The club made their own lavender body soap bars and are looking forward to pursuing students' interest in food science as well. They plan to make sourdough starter and pizza dough to sell to fellow students and teachers. They look for other club ideas using the monthly theme recommendations from the ChemClub newsletter and resources on

Students made lavender soap

The club values community service: they're planning a student-led blood drive for the surrounding community in Colusa, California through Vitalent. They’re also trying to get their school designated as a Green Ribbon School through the California Department of Education.

Students in the club have myriad aspirations and interests: some want to pursue chemistry as a career, and others are brought to the club by their interest in food science. We can't wait to see what they achieve!