Identical Twin Sisters Graduate From Chicago High School as Co-Valedictorians

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Tia and Tyra Smith with their mother Lemi-Ola Erinkitola (second from the left). (@drtuck_art, Twitter)

Two identical twin sisters shared the spotlight during graduation at their Chicago high school as co-valedictorians.

Tia and Tyra Smith graduated from Lindblom Math and Science Academy in West Englewood, Illinois on Saturday, with each maintaining a 4.0 GPA and taking 12 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, according to Good Morning America (GMA).

“I was glad it was both of us,” Tyra Smith told GMA. “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.”

During their high school career, the two 18-year-olds were involved in a gallery club, where they collected art from other students so they can be displayed at events. They also started “More Than 28,” the high school’s first Black history art gallery.

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