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Twin sisters graduate with highest honours, pay tribute to their mom who died last year



Many troubles have been brought on by 2020 for many of families across the nation. Many people are overcoming these challenges in order to succeed, despite these obstacles.

The accomplishments of a set of twin girls who reside in Philadelphia are a tribute to their mother, who passed away last year.

There is much to be happy about for Khaliyah and Aaliyah White.

The sisters excelled in track and field and local theatre productions while attending GAMP High School, graduating valedictorian and salutatorian of their class.

“We were always talking to teachers [and] asking questions. It didn’t definitely didn’t come easy for us,” said Khaliyah in a video interview with NBC News. “We [just] had that drive and motivation.”

Even though their graduation had to shift to a virtual space due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the twins are still happy knowing they made their mother proud.

“She was proud of us for everything that we were doing,” the twins told NBC News.“We’re still doing everything even though it is not the same as before.

We’re going through this and we will be stronger and more prepared for anything that comes in the future.”

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The viral pandemic may have changed their graduation ceremony but they still are optimistic and enjoying their time as high school graduates.

“We’re still graduating. We’re still doing things, even though it’s not the same as before,” said Aaliyah.

The daughters have already made plans to attend their preferred institutions; Khaliyah will attend Delaware State University, and Aaliyah will go the University of Pennsylvania.

They will be apart for extended periods of time for the first time, but they both expressed excitement about the possibilities.