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Young science students receive national recognition

Two Petersburg High School students recently received recognition for their aptitude and achievement in science. Junior Diane Murph was one of 90 students nationwide who were selected to spend a week at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this summer where they’ll study space exploration and engineering with NASA staff. And Petersburg Senior Krissa Davis took part in the National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium in Dayton, Ohio this month. She was invited to be a delegate to the national event after her genetics project took 5th place at the statewide symposium in Fairbanks earlier this year. Matt Lichtenstein spoke with both students and started by asking Davis about her project.

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From left: Krissa Davis and Diane Murph

The Petersburg High School genetics and advanced placement programs recently received a grant from the Petersburg Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, to support student-led genetics research.

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