ANSON — In front of family, friends, teachers and staff Sunday afternoon 36 students graduated from Carrabec High School.

Guest speaker Qianyi Jiang, an exchange student from China who has spent the last year at Carrabec, addressed her classmates and the audience in a speech in which she talked about the differences in education in China and Maine.

Jiang, who also goes by the name Lucia, addressed the idea that sometimes there isn’t an exact right answer to a problem and it’s better to be more open to different types of solutions.

Many Americans are apt to seek an answer that may question the traditional right answer, whereas many Chinese take a more traditional approach to education, she said.

Sunday’s graduation was the final event in a weekend honoring the class of 2015 that also included a Senior Night last Thursday and a Senior Final Assembly on Friday.

The Class of 2015 also played an important part in Carrabec’s recent designation as a bronze medal school by U.S. News & World Report, according to Principal Regina Campbell, who announced the award at Sunday’s ceremony.

U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 29,000 public high schools in the 2015 Best High Schools rankings, according to the magazine. Carrabec was one of 3,990 schools to receive a bronze medal, the third highest ranking in the report.

The evaluations are based on SAT scores, scores on Advanced Placement tests and participation in Advanced Placement classes, Campbell said.

“This is huge and it’s the class of 2015 who helped make it possible,” she said.

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