PARIS — The top 5 percent of the Class of 2014 at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School were introduced the SAD 17 Board of Directors at its meeting Monday night at the school.

Saying it takes a “tremendous effort” to be at the top of the class scholastically, Oxford Hills High School Principal Ted Moccia introduced each of the students.

“It’s not always easy being in the top 5 percent. They made my school a better place. They speak volumes as to who we are as a community,” Moccia said as each of the dozen or so students stood and introduced themselves and talked about their future plans.

Carolyn Lamb said she is going to the University of New Hampshire to study environmental engineering while her twin sister, Catherine, also in the top 5 percent, plans to go to the University of New England to study pre-dentistry. Classmate India Lucas plans to attend the University of Massachusetts to study mechanical engineering.

The introductions are a tradition with directors, who congratulate students and their parents or guardians who attend.

About 275 students are expected to receive their diplomas Saturday, June 7, at the Gouin Athletic Complex in Norway.

Kiernan Sadler of Paris will give the valedictorian address and Evangeline Kim, also of Paris, will give the salutatorian address.

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