livermore falls – When Livermore Falls High School graduates 64 students this Saturday, Taryn Flagg will lead the way as class valedictorian.

It’s an honor she says that is special not only because of how hard she worked, but also because so few people get to experience such high recognition.

“It will definitely be exciting,” she said of graduation. “Knowing that my community, my family, my friends will be behind me, it’s something that so many people would want to have and not always everyone can get that.”

Flagg says that while she didn’t necessarily set this as a high school goal, she did aim high from the moment she started and is looking forward to reaping the rewards.

“I set a goal for myself to do the best I could possibly do and to go above and beyond the average person at school, and I guess I was successful at doing that,” she said. “I’m definitely proud of myself. It was well worth it in the end putting all the time and work that I put into my school work.”

Flagg will attend the University of New England at Biddeford majoring in occupational therapy, a career she says her sights are firmly set on.

“I would really like to start my own practice as an occupational therapist, helping children and young adults and helping them grow in life and adapting to whatever problems they may have to be successful in life.”

Looking back on her high school experience, she says it was a wonderful time, a period of her life she will remember forever.

“Definitely memorable and fun,” she said. “Obviously, I have a lot of memories from high school like many seniors do, but just being here as a whole and having the influence of teachers, I’m just going to remember all the good times I had here at high school.”

Flagg intends to give a speech at graduation, but refused to give away too many hints about what she will say.

“It’s going to be something relaxing, not real funny,” she said. “I kind of want to approach it not so strictly or formally, but more lax.”

Livermore Falls graduation is set to take place at 7 p.m. Saturday. Joining Flagg will be salutatorian Krystal Bibeau, who will attend University of Maine at Farmington after she graduates.