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Bessemer student in class by himself


February 16, 2018

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BYRON J. HOOYMAN, a senior at A.D. Johnston High School, is recognized as a National Merit Scholarship finalist Thursday. Hooyman was selected from over 16,000 other semifinalists across the nation.


BESSEMER - Byron Hooyman, A.D. Johnston High School student, learned last September, with about 16,000 other students nationwide, that his academic achievement and test scores earned recognition as a semi-finalist as a National Merit Scholar.

The NMS program began in 1955 and high school students are entered into the program when taking the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, the initial screening point of about 1.6 million entrants every year.

In February, the NMS program notified about 15,000 semi-finalists they had a...

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