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Graves Co. High School AP students place well in chemistry competition

(Source: Paul Schaumburg, Graves Co. schools) (Source: Paul Schaumburg, Graves Co. schools)

Graves County High School had four advanced chemistry students place among the top students in the 45th annual Murray State University Chemistry Tournament recently.

The 2015 competition is the third year in a row in which Graves County students have placed in the top four and the first time in school history that a GCHS student has won the category.

Students take a test that covers all of high school chemistry and first year college chemistry.

Winners receive cash and scholarship awards to Murray State University, all according to Graves High chemistry teacher Jeremy Krug.

He said the competition this year included students from 13 schools in Kentucky, Illinois, and Tennessee. Pictured here, from left, are Graves County senior Advanced Placement chemistry student Austin Stephens; senior Melissa LaClair, who finished in first place AP Chemistry this year and competed at a high level last year; junior AP chemistry student Matthew Woods; and sophomore Brooke Rosen, who placed second in the first year chemistry category.

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