BATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A set of triplets has earned three of the four valedictorian spots at their high school in central Michigan.
Katelyn, Cole and Case Trevino will be accepting their diplomas Sunday as three of Bath High School’s four co-valedictorians. Kelsey Billingsley is the fourth, the Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/2ruun79 ) reported.
Superintendent Jake Huffman has known the triplets since they were in middle school.
“I got to watch them grow from kids to young adults,” he said. “Now they’re adults heading out into the world, and they’re going to do great things.”
Huffman said there are only 70 students in Bath High’s class of 2017, and that it’s rare for a school that size to have four valedictorians.
“We’ve had co-valedictorians before but this is the first time I remember having four,” he said. “This year’s senior class has been a very strong academic class and has taken a lot of the AP classes that we offer and have taken a lot of dual-enrollment classes.”
Their father, Rick Trevino, said the family has always put an emphasis on learning by reading to all of the children often and getting extra aid from teachers. Their mother, Jill Trevino, said they studied hard to receive the valedictorian position.
“For all of them, it did not come easy,” she said. “They put the work into it.”
The triplets have each earned scholarships to attend Central Michigan University, where their sister, Kwyn Trevino, is a student. Katelyn’s Centralis scholarship provides full tuition, room and board. Cole and Case’s Academic Excellence scholarships provide part of their tuition.
Huffman said the triplets will succeed at their new university.
“All three of them are nice kids,” he said. “They’ve got great attitudes and ultimately they’re going to be great citizens.”
Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com