After months of anxiety and preparation, receiving a college acceptance letter may be one of the best feelings a high school senior can experience. Deprice and Shaprice Hunt, two twins from Chicago, know that feeling on a major scale.
Combined, the Hunt twins were accepted into 56 colleges and brought in $1.6 million in scholarships. Shaprice has been accepted to 35 schools with two full-ride offers as well as five schools recruiting her to play basketball and has received $1.3 million in scholarships. Deprice was accepted into 27 schools with two full-ride offers and $300,000 in scholarships, according to the Huffington Post.
To add to their academic excellence thus far, they also both have perfect attendance and have received nearly 50 awards during their time in high school.
Shaprice reportedly wants to attend either Illinois State University of Eastern Illinois University to study Education and Psychology. Deprice is looking to attend Morehouse College, which he considers to be his dream school.
“My motivation was to make sure [my mom] didn’t have to come out of pocket,” Deprice told HuffPost, which is a thought he shares with his sister.
“A lot of people say you can’t do it because of where you’re from,” Deprice said while commenting on the negative image Chicago youth is often associated with. “Don’t listen to them.”
“Never give up,” Shaprice said to others looking towards making their dreams come true. “Picture your future. Not only to make yourself proud but make your family proud.”
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