RUMFORD — Adelle Oswald has always valued hard work and believed in taking challenging courses at Mountain Valley High School. Her efforts paid off.

She is the valedictorian for the Class of 2015.

“It’s a huge goal and a huge honor,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to go to college and have a career.

She is the daughter of Annette Nash and Carl Oswald.

The salutatorian, Kristin Arsenault, has also had a goal of high academic achievement.

“I’ve always valued my grades and focused on good work,” she said. “The classes forced me to have good grades.”

She is the daughter of Carrie and John Arsenault.

The 18-year-old seniors have been involved in numerous activities during high school. They are members of the National Honor Society, Student Council and chorus.

Arsenault is a member of the improv group, Room for Improvment, and performs in theatrical productions.

Oswald  has played several sports, is a member of the captain’s club, and helps out in Youth Ministry for Holy Savior Catholic Church. She plans to attend the University of Maine in the fall to study veterinary science.

Arsenault hopes to become involved in publishing by being a part of developing novels. She will attend Barnard College to study English in the fall.

She said she sometimes thinks that many young people panic when they think of the future.

“They should have something in mind so they don’t wander aimlessly. You can always change your major,” she said.

Oswald said high school was preparation for the future.

“You have the whole world,” she said.

She also said she has her priorities.

“Mom always said to do my homework before I play,” she said.

The 78 members of the Class of 2015 will graduate June 4.

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