Meet Mykel and Markel Rainey, the twin brothers who graduated from Randolph-Clay High School in Cuthbert, Georgia, as the valedictorian and the salutatorian of their class. These brothers have shown remarkable academic achievement and dedication throughout their high school years, earning them the top honors and making history in their school.
Mykel and Markel Rainey have always been driven by their goal of excelling in their education. They said they started their senior year with a determined mindset to achieve outstanding success. “Last year, we participated in graduation as honor students. And that’s when it really came to fruition that we could be this. So we started thinking of the possibilities like, what if?” Mykel told WALB.
To be selected as valedictorian and salutatorian, one must maintain an A/B grade on the honor roll and a 3.5 GPA or higher after their first semester. Mykel and Markel did not only meet these criteria, but they also surpassed them with flying colors. Mykel had a 4.0 GPA, while Markel had a 3.96 GPA.
Their mother, Tamika Rainey, said she was proud of her sons and their achievements. “You know, boys tend to stray away and be hard and difficult, but I didn’t get that from them. They were, you know, if I say do, they did if they had issues or doubts and I pushed them. They did so. Surprised but not surprised,” she said.
Mykel and Markel are now excited to continue their education at Savannah State University this fall. They said they chose this university because of its affordability, diversity, and proximity to their hometown. They also said they wanted to stay together as twins and support each other in their college journey.
Mykel plans to major in biology and pursue a career in dentistry, while Markel plans to major in engineering and pursue a career in robotics. They hope their story will inspire other kids to work hard while staying positive.
“We want to show people that it doesn’t matter where you come from or what your background is, you can achieve anything you put your mind to,” Markel said.
Mykel and Markel Rainey are twin brothers who graduated from high school as the valedictorian and the salutatorian of their class. They have demonstrated remarkable academic excellence and determination throughout their high school years. They are now looking forward to attending Savannah State University together and pursuing their career goals. They are an inspiration to many young people who aspire to succeed in life.
Also in the news, Deontae and Deontrae Wright, the identical twins, graduated as the top two students of their graduating class at Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio. Deontae, who was born 20 minutes before his brother, earned a 4.5 GPA and became the class valedictorian. Deontrae, who followed closely with a 4.4 GPA, became the salutatorian.
The twins attribute their academic success to hard work, dedication and a healthy competition that motivated them to do better. “We both like to compete against each other,” Deontrae said. “We want to score higher than each other.”
The Wright twins have also been involved in various extracurricular activities, such as student government, community service and part-time jobs. They said they enjoyed giving back and bringing change to their community.
The twins have secured full scholarships to The Ohio State University, where they plan to study electrical engineering and minor in business. They hope to open their own firm after they graduate. Continue reading about this amazing Toledo twins here.