The Mechanic Falls, Minot and Poland Tri-Town Optimist Club named Laney Paradis, shown here with club President Jeff Gagnon, as its November RSU 16 Student of the Month. Paradis, a sixth-grader from Minot Consolidated School is described by her teacher as “a hard-working, conscientious student who strives to produce high quality work. A natural teacher and role model, she is thoughtful and caring to others, often taking notice of peers who are struggling or discouraged, to lend her support and friendship.”