Valedictorian Holly Frantz (left) and Salutatorian Stephanie Wheeler are finishing their senior years at Whitko High School. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Achievement runs in the family for both Holly Frantz and Stephanie Wheeler, seniors at Whitko High School.
Frantz, the daughter of Mark and Julie Frantz, was named WHSâ€™s valedictorian. She said her parents were honored with the second place spot in their graduating classes.
â€śThey were salutatorians, so I broke the streak,â€ť Frantz said. â€śI decided it was something I wanted to go for early on. It wasnâ€™t really until a couple of months ago that I realized I was going to come in first.â€ť
Wheeler, the daughter of Michael and Amber Wheeler, was named WHSâ€™s salutatorian.
â€śMy mom was the valedictorian so sheâ€™s had fun rubbing it in that I came in second,â€ť Wheeler said. â€śBut they are proud of me just the same. Itâ€™s still a big accomplishment.â€ť
The pair of academic leaders have numerous school activities in common, one of which is WHSâ€™s track team. However, there was a friendly competition between them when it came to vying for the number one spot for the Class of 2013.
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