Akhya C. and Akhea S. Mitchell of Georgia have definitely made their parents proud. The twins have were accepted into 40 college between them and offered over $900K in scholarships. The high school seniors have GPAs of 4.5 and 3.9.
“We started out by attending college fairs and taking advantage of free applications on site,” Akhya, who is one minute older than her sister, told ABC News. “And some colleges offer days where the application was free so we took advantage.”
The girls credit a school organization called She’s D.O.P.E. for helping them maneuver the college application process. The sisters stress that going to college is very important to them.
“As long as we could remember, our parents have instilled in us the importance of education,” Akhea said. “We were brought up in an environment that constantly reminded us we could do and be whatever we want to be. Education is the foundation that can’t be destroyed by race or gender.” And they intend to attend the same school.
The scholars have narrowed down their choices to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Howard University in Washington, D.C. They still have some time to make a decision.
“We count it as a blessing to be able to share in the next journey of our lives together,” she added.
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