*Milwaukee twin sisters Ariana and Arielle Williams are making headlines after being accepted into 38 schools and awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships.
The sisters are seniors at Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy, and both intend to pursue a career in nursing, cbs58c.om reports.
“This is not really a completion for me, I’m just getting started,” said Arianna.
“Yeah, I feel partially relieved,” Arielle added
Arianna is graduating first in her class, with her twin right behind her. The sisters are waiting word from their school about being considered valedictorian and salutatorian, the report states.
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“We’ve always been those overachievers throughout school, period,” said Arielle.
“We never wanted to do the basic,” Arianna said. “We always wanted to go above and do beyond that.”
Some of their top college choices included Hampton and Benedict.
“We were thinking about Benedict, we got a full ride there, but they didn’t have our major,” the sisters said.
The two don’t want to be far from home, which is why Marquette appears to be the best fit.
“Tuition is pretty much covered there,” noted Arianna. “We got accepted into the EOP Program (Educational Opportunity Program), and directly into the nursing program.”
Principal Judith Parker of the Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy had this to say about the sisters: “As students at Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy, Arianna and Arielle Williams have set a tremendous example as scholars and citizens for four years. 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.”