The graduating class at a Utah high school will forever be remembered because there are only two students in the entire senior class in Juab County.
“Just me and my best friend. It’s really cool,” said Trevor Trimm, a graduate.
“It’s very exciting,” said Austin Lewis, a graduate.
Austin Lewis and Trevor Timm make up the school’s entire graduating class this year. Lewis is the valedictorian.
“We tried hard to see who would get the higher grades,” Lewis said.
Timm, of course, came in second.
“I knew he was going to get it,” Timm said.
The two are about as close as you can get.
“We’ve known each other since we were little kids, growing up with each other,” Timm said.
Partoun, UT, the small town where West Desert High School is located, is one of a handful of small towns in the west desert near the Nevada line. The school has 10 students in grades 7 through 12.
“We are small, but we try to run it like we would any other school,” said Zachary Taylor.
Taylor is the only teacher and administrator at the school.
“I get to know one-on-one, versus a class of 500 where I maybe know a name, but I don’t know who they are and where they’re from and what their interests are,” Taylor said.
Although the school is small, sports interest the boys. The two started team roping this year and Timm often drove two hours to be on another school’s wrestling team.
“It’s cool in there because you got friends, lots more people, girls,” Trimm said.
Dates for the senior prom can be tricky.
“Well all the girls here, right now, they’re my cousins. So I don’t date anyone out here,” Trimm said.
Life in rural areas has its own unique challenges.
“If I want to date, I drive to town. That’s for sure,” Trimm said.
But it’s a lifestyle the two say they wouldn’t trade for anything.