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PikeView High School senior continues family legacy


Princeton (WVVA) -- Mercer County High School graduations are just under two weeks away.

Senior Rebecca Gilley will be graduating as PikeView High School's valedictorian. She will be sharing this accomplishment with two of her family members. Both her father, Dr. Paul Gilley. and grandmother, Freda Gilley, were valedictorians when they graduated from high school in Wyoming County. 

"It felt really good to know that I was making my family proud. It's a big accomplishment regardless, it's really cool that we have all three [valedictorians] in a row," says Rebecca Gilley

"It's one of the proudest times of my life, finding out that she was going to be valedictorian," Dr. Gilley adds. 

This fall Rebecca heads to WVU to major in pre-med. She looks to continue her family's tradition of academic excellence.


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