LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – This year’s co-valedictorians at a high school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have a lot in common — they share the same birth date and parents. Yes, they’re twins!
Berlin and Brennon Wells are co-valedictorians at Carmen High School of Science and Technology, Northwest with matching perfect 4.0 grade-point averages. It’s the first time at any Carmen school there have been co-valedictorians.READ MORE: Woman Says She Was Refused Service At An Encino Dunkin' Donuts For Being Deaf
“I’m not complaining.” Berlin says.
“It just makes it that much better though, like both twins both getting co-valedictorian,” Brennon tells WTMJ.
The journey, however, wasn’t easy. A global pandemic interrupted their academic career just a few months before completing their junior year. Then, they had to buckle down during virtual learning to keep their grades up.
“You can get really distracted from a phone or a TV or anything,” Berlin laughs. “But if you know you could do it, just get it done.”
The smartest twins in Milwaukee?!?! Maybe.
Brennon and Berlin Wells are co-valedictorians at Carmen Northwest High School in Milwaukee. pic.twitter.com/pOiyxdMX2f
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The twins are also athletes. Brennon played on a championship basketball team. Berlin played volleyball.
“He’ll come up to me like, ‘I’m taller than you,'” says Berlin.
They both are staying in Milwaukee for college. Brennon is going to the Milwaukee School of Engineering to study computer science. Berlin plans on attending UW-Milwaukee for biomedical sciences.
“I’m on it more than you are,” Berlin says to Brennon after snapping her fingers. “No,” Brennon responds, shaking his head. “Yes, I am,” she quickly retorts.
While they can be competitive with each other, it’s all in good fun.
When asked who the “true” valedictorian is, for example, they respond simultaneously.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Continue To Drop In Los Angeles County
“Me,” Berlin says. “I am,” Brennon responds.