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#Winning: Chicago Twins Earn $1.6M In Scholarships and Get Accepted Into Nearly 60 Colleges

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A pair of Chicago twins are killing the college game right now–and inspiring others in the process.

According to the Huffington Post, Deprice and Shaprice Hunt have been accepted into nearly 60 colleges across the nation and have earned almost $1.6 million in scholarship money. Shaprice told the Huff Po that wants to attend either Illinois State University or Eastern Illinois University and double major in Education and Psychology, meanwhile her brother Deprice says his dream school is Morehouse College in Atlanta. Their goal was to make sure their mother never had to pay their tuition.

The two credit their family, teachers and counselors for believing in them and helping them succeed. They also want for people to know that being a Black teen in Chicago doesn’t have to mean being in a gang or something negative.

“A lot of people say you can’t do it because of where you’re from,” Deprice said. “Don’t listen to them.”

On Friday, the twins got a surprise on WGN-TV, when rapper Common in invited them to his foundation gala.

Congrats!

 

Afternoon Minute: Chicago Twins Earn $1.6 Million In College Scholarships  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

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