North Attleboro High School seniors Celine Ibrahim (left) and Evan Rosenberg (right) receive academic achievement awards from Superintendent Scott Holcomb.

NORTH ATTLEBORO -- Seniors Evan Rosenberg and Celine Ibrahim have been presented with North Attleboro High School's Academic Excellence Awards by Principal Peter Haviland and Superintendent Scott Holcomb.

The award is sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents and each superintendent can select two winners for the top 5 percent of students from the senior class.

Haviland praised the students as among the best at NAHS.

Rosenberg, who is on track to be the 2019 valedictorian, "is a natural leader who is well respected by his peers and faculty alike," Haviland said.

In addition to being the top student, Rosenberg is president of the model senate and vice president of Students Against Destructive Decisions during his junior and senior years.

He is also chairman of the student advisory council to the school committee and captain of the soccer team.

Ibrahim, Haviland said, is intelligent and conscientious. "She consistently works hard and applies herself to the challenges before her."

She is active in math league, Leo's Club, spring and winter track and soccer.

"Throughout her time at North Attleboro High School Celine has taken the most rigorous courses and ranks number three in the senior class.

"She is an outstanding person who will be an asset to the student body at the college she will be attending," he said.

Rosenberg has not yet chosen a college for next year.

"It is very clear that Evan Rosenberg sets his sights high and is willing to work hard to achieve his goals," Haviland said. "Evan Rosenberg will undoubtedly be successful wherever he chooses to attend college."

The awards are based on grade point average, class ranks and school and community involvement.

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