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Published 08/26 2012 10:19PM

Updated 08/27 2012 04:23PM

PARIS -- As the summer comes to a close, we have just a few more Our Towns for you. This week, we travel to Edgar County to visit Paris.

It's a plan that's been in the works for more than three decades. But thanks to millions in state funding, and a referendum approved by voters, Paris will soon have a new high school.

The current one is 103 years old. The principal is excited to create a building geared toward preparing students for life in the 21st century.

"The current student body, our freshman and sophomores, if everything goes according to plan will actually be able to be students in the building so there's a buzz starting to build about the fact that 'hey we're going to get to be in a new building."

One high school staple, sure to make its transition into the new building is the wall of fame. It highlights stdeutns who shined in athletics, academics, volunteerism and more.

"We've tried to purposely create a cross-section of students that are selected that makes it seem like every student's got that possiblity of being chosen if they work hard from year one through their senior year."

"I'm just one of those kids that likes to help out people."

His handiwork with yard is making that possible. 10-year old Max Moody has a knack for knitting. He's strung together hundreds of headbands just like these. Rather than pocket his profits, he puts them toward charities.

"It makes me happy that even though they don't know my name they're getting something from me and it's helping them out at least a little bit."

These stories and more this week in Our Town Paris.

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