Happy retirement: Science teacher Ric Druse gave 33 years of service to Hart kids

Liam Nelson of Flossmoor, a student at the Illinois Math and Science Academy, has been named a National Merit finalist.

The designation puts Liam among the top 1% of high school seniors selected for the honor based on his 2020 PSAT/NMSQT exam taken as a junior. Judging for the finalist designation was based on Liam’s academic record, activities at school and in the community, leadership abilities and honors and awards.

He is now eligible for scholarships awarded through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Liam, 16, plans to major in aerospace engineering. He hasn’t made a college selection . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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