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Five Hartselle High seniors are National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists this year. Front row: Reid Ellis, left, and Parker Stewart. Back row: Eli Moore, left, Jacob Bowling and Brody Boster. It's the most semifinalists for the school since it had eight in 1987. [JERONIMO NISA/DECATUR DAILY]

Hartselle High Principal Brad Cooper was astonished when he saw the list of National Merit Scholarship semifinalists this month and found he had five students who qualified.

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