There is something unique happening at Gautier High School's graduation this year: twins. That's right, Gautier is graduating four sets of twins. Brothers and sisters, sisters and sisters, and brothers and brothers. This year, there's a whole lot twins in Gautier High's graduating senior class.
Alijah, one of the twin brothers, says, “I forgot about it. I forgot how many twins were in the school. I thought we were the only twins in the school.” These two brothers are joking of course. The four sets of twins getting their diplomas have all known each other since the 10th grade, and are now eagerly awaiting the day they've all worked for.
Racheal, one of twin sisters, says, “It’s one of the greatest moments of our lives, to graduate high school. Not too many people our age do, so to have someone to experience that with, like my sister, is just overwhelming. It’s great.” All the twins have big plans after graduation. Some are going to college, and others are going into the military, but for the twins, it’s not where they're going, but who's going with them. Christaga, another twin, says, “It’s amazing because you're going off together and you're continuing your life together.”
The twins say the best part of graduation will be their new-found freedom. Francis, another twin, says, “No more waking up at six in the morning, no homework, no more teachers.” Well, at least for now.... Gautier High says next year, they're planning on graduating six sets of twins.