“There are two things in life for which we are never prepared: twins”- Author unknown.
This saying holds true for these pandemic pioneers. Because the world certainly wasn’t ready for these power girls, especially during such a tumultuous time. But these women have gone against all the odds and blasted through with flying colors. Together.
The class of 2020 all around the world has taken a major hit due to the nasty COVID-19. With global school shut downs, virtual learning, system crashes….these two Black twin sisters have pushed through with the audacity to not only graduate but graduate with honors.
With studies in nursing, the high school seniors applied to 40 colleges and got accepted into 37 of them. They have opted to stay closer to home in hope of attending Marquette University, located in their homestate. “Tuition is pretty much covered at Marquette. We got accepted into the EOP Program (Educational Opportunity Program) and directly into the nursing program”, Arianna said in an interview.
The twins, rising seniors at the Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy in Milwaukee, are at the top of their class, with the two highest GPA’s, reported by WTMJ. Arianna will graduate as valedictorian and Arielle as salutatorian.
Making the deal even sweeter, the pair are the first in their family to attend college, and will be doing so at no cost to them or their families.
“Arianna and Arielle Williams have set a tremendous example as scholars and citizens for four years,” principal Judith Parker told WDJT-TV. “We couldn’t be more proud of their growth, choices and their ability to persevere with joy in the face of obstacles. They have traveled, organized community service projects, met Michelle Obama and represented our school inside of our walls and throughout our city. 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 drive to college”.
“You can do anything you want to do as long as you put your mind to it, “Arielle told WDJT. “This is not really a completion for me, Arianna said. “I’m just getting started.”
“It’s okay to fail sometimes,” says Arianna. “You gotta accept your failures. Just come back harder. Do the most! They told us we were doing the most. Do the most and go above and beyond”.
These women are owning their futures and taking life by the horns. That’s what it’s all about, right? Werk ladies, wishing you nothing but continued greatness and success.