Twin sisters were accepted to 37 universities each
Identical twin sisters Arianna and Arielle Williams just graduated from Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They’ve shared a lot throughout their lives, and now they’ve both been admitted into 37 colleges and have collectively earned more than $1 million in scholarships.
These amazing twins have the top two GPAs in their entire graduating class, so it was no surprise that they had their pick of prestigious schools throughout the country. Everywhere from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, and Benedict College in Columbia, South University, is ready to open their doors to these brilliant women.
WKTR News 3 tweeted about the dynamic duo, sharing this photo of the pair with their myriad acceptance letters:
Arielle and Arianna Williams have a lot more in common than just looks. The identical twins from #Wisconsin each got accepted to 37 colleges and received more than $1,000,000 in scholarship funds combined. 👩🏾👩🏾🎓🎓 https://t.co/OHeE9AFP1e pic.twitter.com/HpImNoJICP
— WTKR News 3 (@WTKR3) May 13, 2020
In the end, they’ve decided to stay close to home and attend Marquette University in Milwaukee, where they both plan to study nursing.
You might think that these high-achieving twins would have a fierce case of sibling rivalry, but they say their special bond only deepens their appreciation for and enjoyment of each other’s accomplishments.
“I honestly have two chances of winning either through me or my sister, so it’s like either one of us is fine with me,” Arianna told WTMJ 4.
The ambitious pair say going above and beyond is just part of their shared DNA.
“We’ve always been those overachieves throughout school, period,” Arielle told CBS 58.
The staff and administration at their high school are so happy for their star pupils’ well-earned success.
“As students at Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy, Arianna and Arielle Williams have set a tremendous example as scholars and citizens for four years,” school principal Judith Parker told the CBS 58 in a statement. “We couldn’t be more proud of their growth, choices and their ability to persevere with joy in the face of obstacles.”
She went on to describe how in addition to their stellar academic achievements, the twins have traveled, organized community service projects and even met former First Lady Michelle Obama.
“We are proud of them and the entire Class of 2020 and excited for the next chapter in their lives as they take this same dive to college,” she added.
Congratulations to these awesome twins and best wishes for their continued success in college!