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School receives accolades

For the second year in a row, Prince Edward County High School (PECHS) has won both the team and school award for the second year Chemistry Olympiad exam. The PECHS team consisted of Abigail Deppen, Kait Hosmer, Ian Lower, Henry Lutz, Chaney Sheehan, Connor Stimpert and Aaron Weese. According to a press release, the team award is given to the school with the highest combined total for five students. Lutz achieved the highest score on the exam he took for the third year in a row while Stimpert tied for the second highest score on the same exam. “Four PECHS students qualified to take the National Level exam-the most from any single school in the local competition,” officials said in the release, “These students were: Lutz, Stimpert, Lower and Hosmer.” Lutz and Stimpert traveled to James Madison University in April to spend one of their Saturdays taking the three-part approximately six-hour exam. Pictured are, from left, front row, Weese, Hosmer, Deppen, back row, Dr. Gary Lutz, Stimpert and Lutz.