Jacob Rice and Cassie Hodges are the Perrin Class of 2014 salutatorian and valedictorian.
Jacob Rice and Cassie Hodges are the Perrin Class of 2014 salutatorian and valedictorian. (Cherry Rushin)
Perrin-Whitt CISD has named its top two students for the Class of 2014. Cassie Hodges took the top spot as valedictorian with a grade point average of 99.227 percent and Jacob Rice is the class' salutatorian with a GPA of 96.5.

The two said they were in the lead by a big margin.

“The third person was like an 84,” Jacob said. “It was a two-man race.”

The competition between the two was not that fierce according to them.

“I was never in the lead. I was always second,” Jacob said. “It was not very competitive. If I beat her on a test it was awesome. I made sure she knew it.”

“Like the whole day,” Cassie said.

“But it wasn't like some prolonged rivalry,” Jacob said.

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Clarification: Jacob Rice has contacted Jacksboro Newspapers and admitted the comment about the third ranking grade was an offhand remark. Perrin school adminstration has confirmed that there are seven honor graduates for the Class of 2014 meaning the students have a 90 percent grade point average or above. We deeply regret publishing the misinformation.

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