Twin sisters from Milwaukee have been accepted into 38 schools and awarded a whopping $1 million in scholarships.
A pair of twins from Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy at Milwaukee are celebrating their accomplishments after being granted more than $1 million in scholarships from 38 different schools. Although they already know where they'd like to go, they are still happy to receive so many acceptance letters.
Arielle and Arianna Williams have always been considered "overachievers" in school. Arianna is graduating first in her class, while Arianna is graduating second. They are awaiting word from their school about being awarded valedictorian and salutatorian respectively.
STAYING CLOSE TO HOME
The twins are determined to go to the same college or university and are even going to enroll in the same major. Another factor that they considered is how far the school is from their home, as they didn't want to go too far.
Last year, a teenager from Louisiana received a total of 139 college acceptance letters and received over $8 million in scholarships.
THEIR CHOSEN UNIVERSITY
Now, the girls are convinced to go to Marquette University, a Catholic school right in Milwaukee. According to Arianna, they were also given a scholarship there.
"Tuition is pretty much covered there. We got accepted into the EOP (Educational Opportunity Program), and directly into the nursing program."
ANOTHER EXTRAORDINARY CASE
Extraordinary cases such as Arianna and Arielle's are not common, but it definitely happens. Last year, a teenager from Louisiana received a total of 139 college acceptance letters and received over $8 million in scholarships.
Normandie Cormier was homeschooled by her single mother, Chantelle Gary, for most of her life. However, she decided to attend the Early College Academy for high school, where she got both a high school and an associate college degree.
HER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
After expressing her intent to go to college, she's received 139 acceptance letters from schools all over the country, which came with $8.7 million worth of awards and scholarships from various sponsors, including the White House and Burger King.
Although it seems she has it all figured out, Cormier actually spent most of her time in the hospital while growing up. She suffers from a condition wherein her immune system is not strong enough to protect her from diseases, alongside asthma and chronic skin issues.
Ultimately, she used this as motivation to keep moving forward and is currently using it to inspire other people. Of the 139 colleges, she chose Xavier University in Louisiana as her university of choice.
February 03, 2020