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RHS alumna awarded national merit scholarship


A Ruston High School alumna was one of more than 3,200 winners awarded a college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.

Hannah Scheaffer, of Ruston, was awarded up to $2,000 in an annual scholarship by Mississippi State University, where she will study biochemistry beginning in the fall semester of this year.

Scheaffer, who graduated from RHS earlier this year, said that she was excited to find out that she was awarded.

“It relieves a ton of financial pressure,” she said. “It feels good knowing that all my hard work has finally led up to this.”

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