A.L. Fortune grad Alyssa Skaalid watches her twin sister Anna add to their street art as the grads paint the town Monday in front of the school.

A.L. Fortune grad Alyssa Skaalid watches her twin sister Anna add to their street art as the grads paint the town Monday in front of the school.

Grads make their mark

Enderby’s class of 2013 is truly an unforgettable bunch, with not one, but two sets of triplets and a set of twins



Enderby’s class of 2013 is truly an unforgettable bunch, with not one, but two sets of triplets and a set of twins.

The A.L. Fortune Secondary (triplets and twins included) marked their final days of high school this past weekend.

They paraded around town in fancy vehicles, tractors and monster trucks, raced the rapids with a river rafting adventure for dry grad and then literally painted the town for the annual tradition of spray-painting the street in front of the school.

They are all great kids, says vice principal Mark Marino. But the class is particularly unique, and likely the first of its size (58 grads) to include so many multiples.

“What’s kind of cool about this class is we have two sets of triplets and one set of twins,” said Marino.

Travis, one of the Fox siblings alongside Kurtis and Jalene, is happy to share this special occasion with all his friends, including Chasen, Cole and Kyle Tokairin.

“It’s pretty neat have two sets of triplets.”

Not only are they celebrating a graduation together, but both sets of triplets have been together through their entire lifetimes of school and are celebrating their long-standing friendships.

“Since kindergarten,” said Travis, “actually no, since preschool.”

The other school multiples are twins Anna and Alyssa Skaalid.

They too are celebrating the multitude of friends they’ve made since moving to Enderby in Grade 8.

“We’re all friends with all the triplets,” said Anna, who, along with her sister, is taking a year off to work before going to college.

Alyssa isn’t sure what direction she wants to go with her life yet, but Anna has her sights set on becoming an elementary school teacher.

Wherever the future steers them, valedictorians  Jaymz Alaniemi and Kurtis Fox had some sound advice for all their fellow grads.

“If you want something bad enough and put in the hard work and dedication, anything is possible. I know that sounds corny, but it happens.

“If you don’t know where your life will take you in the next 10 years, don’t worry because we are all on a journey and we are not supposed to have it all figured out at 18.”