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East Ridge High School senior Junggu Lee is No. 2 in his class with a GPA of 4.28. Lee will attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus in the fall where he is tentatively planning to study biochemistry.

Graduation 2012: East Ridge's Junggu Lee works his way up

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When East Ridge High School senior Junggu Lee started his senior year, his class ranking wasn't quite where he wanted it to be.

Lee, of Cottage Grove, was ranked about 20.


So Lee put his mind to it and eventually he was able to climb all the way up to be ranked the school's second highest student.

His GPA is 4.28.

"I was pretty pleased with my final ranking," Lee said. "I started pretty low, so I worked hard to move up.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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