Mykel and Markel Rainey, twin brothers from Georgia, are graduating at the top of their class at Randolph Clay High School in Cuthbert and are named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Markel will be the salutatorian and Mykel will be the valedictorian; both are delighted to have contributed to educational history.
After taking part in graduation last year as honor students, the twin brothers claimed their participation pushed them to go “beyond any limitations.”According to NBC 12, in order to be chosen as valedictorian or salutatorian, a student must maintain an honor roll grade of A/B and a 3.5 GPA. The Rainey brothers’ parents are overjoyed and proud of their sons’ accomplishments.
“You know, boys tend to stray away and be hard and difficult, but I didn’t get that from them … If they had issues or doubts and I pushed them. They did so. Surprised but not surprised,” their mother Tamika Rainey said.
Mykel and Markel are students at Savannah State University and hope that their tale will encourage other young people to study hard while maintaining a good outlook.
The twin sisters Gloria and Victoria Guerrier, who are identical twins, won valedictorian and salutatorian honors for their New York high school class a few months prior to the boys’ accomplishments. All-state track athletes, the sisters claimed they supported one another in reaching this point. Even though they don’t forget to push one other, according to their mother, they have always been competitive and still are.