Identical twins Deontae and Deontrae Wright are the epitome of #BlackBoyJoy, after being named valedictorian and salutatorian of their Ohio high school, thanks to their remarkable GPAs.
The twins told WTVG that they enjoy competing with each other, which of course pushes them to do better.
“We both like to compete against each other,” Deontrae told the news station. “We want to score higher than each other.”
In fact the competition was so stiff that their final grades at Scott High School were tough to calculate as their GPAs kept switching them between first and second place. In the end, Deontae – who was born first – was named valedictorian with a 4.5 GPA, while Deontrae was right behind as salutatorian with a 4.4 GPA.
“It feels awesome knowing that I put in the hard work and got something out of it,” Deontae said. “It feels great at the end of the day.”
To make the success even sweeter, both 17-year-olds have already secured full scholarships to Ohio State University, where they plan to study electrical engineering with big dreams for the future.
“After high school we both want to major in electrical engineering and own our own engineering firm and minor in business,” Deontrae said.
You’d think with such high grades and academic accomplishments that the twins would be solely focused on their school work. However, they both have two jobs outside of school and have racked up more than 70 hours of community service as well.
“Me giving back is a way I can not only feel good as a person but also help change the community” Deontae added.