AUBURN — Coral Adelle Buck of Windham has been selected as Student of the Year at Central Maine Community College.

She and six other Maine community college students were honored recently for their academic success and campus and community involvement at a ceremony in Augusta hosted by the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees.

The seven students being honored were selected by faculty and staff at the colleges. In addition to being recognized as Students of the Year, they will each receive a John H. Lapoint Jr. Leadership Award in the amount of $1,000.

Lapoint was president of UF Strainrite in Lewiston and a trustee of the Maine Community College System. After his death in 1995, his widow, Jana Lapoint, served on the board from 1995 to 2006 and helped establish the fund for the annual awards.

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, an EMT, and firefighter-in-training, Coral is graduating with honors this spring with an associate degree in life sciences. She plans to transfer to the University of New England to earn a bachelor’s degree in medical biology. Her career goal is to become a family dentist.

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