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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 WHSâs valedictorian. She said her parents were honored with the second place spot in their graduating classes.
âThey were salutatorians, so I broke the streak,â Frantz said. âI decided it was something I wanted to go for early on. It wasnât really until a couple of months ago that I realized I was going to come in first.â
Wheeler, the daughter of Michael and Amber Wheeler, was named WHSâs salutatorian.
âMy mom was the valedictorian so sheâs had fun rubbing it in that I came in second,â Wheeler said. âBut they are proud of me just the same. Itâs still a big accomplishment.â
The pair of academic leaders have numerous school activities in common, one of which is WHSâs 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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