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PRESCOTT--Abby Murphy kept up a family tradition when she was named Prescott’s Class of 2014 Valedictorian. 

Her older sister, Kayla, earned the honor in 2011 as well, when Abby was a freshman.

“I wanted to follow in her footsteps,” she said. Although, when she was told the news, she admitted to being “shocked” by the honor.

“It definitely felt good,” she said. “I was proud of myself. I knew where I stood, so I knew I had a chance.”

Murphy is headed to UW-La Crosse this fall to major in a science-related field, although she is unsure of which one.

“It’s always been interesting to me to see how things work in a smaller scale,” she said.

She told the story of how her favorite classes at Prescott were anatomy and physiology.

“Learning about the human body and how it works,” Murphy replied to why it was. “…I guess I never understood how important everything was and, if something goes wrong, it has a big impact on your body.”

For more please read the May 14 print version of the Herald. 

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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