RUMFORD — Mountain Valley High School 2013 valedictorian Garrett Carver and salutatorian Lexi Fryover have a unique status.
They are the children of four teachers at the school. Neither of them believes that has been an advantage or disadvantage.
“It’s no different than any other class. They don’t single me out,” Carver, 18, of Rumford said.
He is the son of Chris and Deborah Carver who are social studies teachers.
Fryover, of Jay, said she has never had her mother, math teacher Melissa Forbes, for a class, but she has taken Advance Placement language and literature courses from her stepfather, Jim Aylward.
“I like his teaching style,” she said.
Her father, Mark Fryover, is a technology director at a school in Saco.
Lexi Fryover attends MVHS under a superintendent's agreement because her family lives in Jay.
Both believe that hard work and a desire to do as well as they can is important for future success.
“I’m self-motivated," Carver said. "I feel like I want to give my best work. The purpose of school is to be educated for the next level.”
He plans to study biochemistry at either Bates College in Lewiston or Bowdoin College in Brunswick in the fall.
Fryover said she doesn't feel good about her work unless it’s the best.
“If you have a goal, it helps with self-motivation,” she said.
Her plan is to attend Castleton State College in Castleton, Vt., in the fall and major in theater arts.
“I can’t wait. Once I saw the Castleton stage and met the field hockey coach, I was so excited,” Fryover said. “Creativity is where my confidence lies.”
Throughout her high school career, Fryover has performed in the school’s chorus and acted in school musicals. She also likes creative writing and is thinking of becoming a screen writer.
Besides her theatric accomplishments, she plays field hockey and lacrosse, and is a member of the National Honor Society, Peer Helpers and the Student Council. She also volunteers at Touch of Class thrift shop in Farmington.
Carver likes scientific research and believes studying biochemistry will open a variety of career opportunities.
He participates in track and field as well as soccer. He is president of the Student Council and National Honor Society, and serves as a volunteer coach for youth soccer at an elementary school.
Both have also taken part in community service projects, such as blood drives, Toys for Tots, and book and food drives through the National Honor Society.