Identical Twin Sisters Graduate High School as Co-Valedictorians with 4.0 GPAs

Two identical twin sisters were named co-valedictorians at their high school graduation in Illinois last week.

Courtesy Lemi-Ola Erinkitola

Courtesy Lemi-Ola Erinkitola

Graduates from Chicago-area Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Tia and Tyra Smith, both graduated with a 4.0 grade point average. 

Tyra Smith spoke to GMA and states "We really worked together in order to be where we were. It was the last thing we could do together in school before we have to leave each other," she added.”

Tyra and Tia will not be going to the same school next year. Tyra will take be going to Duke while Tia will be at Northwestern. 

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Their mom, Lemi-Ola Erinkitola, told GMA "I was glad because they're going to separate colleges and it put a nice, finishing touch on their years together academically. It was very, very emotional and goes beyond just the title," she added. "It was the fact they can share that platform together and a memory they can carry throughout their journeys in life."

Tia and Tyra shared the honors of giving a speech at their graduation ceremony.