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my aggregated query needs help

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I have a query that queries the table below.  The query displays each employee, and the maximum price which they have
paid for a lunch item. They query works fine, but I would also like to display the name of the ProductName to display the name of the product which was purchased. If I try to include the ProductName in my query, it messes up my aggregation.
Can anyone tell me how the query can be changed to also display the name of the product? I have attached the sql to recreate and populate he sample database shown below, in case someone wants to recreate it.
My query is shown below in Bold.

Table : PurchaseInfo


ProductId      |      ProductName   | StickerPrice    | EmployeeName
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
001             |      Bacon Soup      |      4.00            | RayJefferson
002             |      Coffee                 | 7.00                    | JamisHiggins
003             |      Ice Cream         |      5.00            | JamisHiggins
004             |      Lobster Soup   |      18.00            | RayJefferson
005             |      Prime Rib          | 18.00            | AmandaNunez
006             |      Chiffon Cake    | 20.00            | JamisHiggins



select EmployeeName,MAX(StickerPrice) AS PRICE FROM PurchaseInfo GROUP BY EmployeeName


Result from query above:

EmployeeName  |  PRICE
-------------------------------------
AmandaNunez   |      18
JamisHiggins       |      20
RayJefferson       |      18
SampleDatabase.txt
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