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Kerrigan McManus Wins National Poetry Contest


Pictured are CCHS Chemistry teach Erica Gray and CCHS junior Kerrigan McManus

Calloway County High School junior Kerrigan McManus has won first place nationally in the 2022 American Chemical Society's Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Illustrated Poem Contest. Kerrigan competed in the contest as a part of an assignment in Erica Gray's AP Chemistry course.

The poem had to be 40 words or less and adhere to a specific style and this year's theme of insect chemistry. Kerrigan wins $300 as a part of the award. She is the daughter of Chris and Leslie McManus.