Spelman twins make history as school's co-valedictorians



ATLANTA - For the first time ever, a local college has co-valedictorians that are also identical twins.

Channel 2’s Erin Coleman spent the day at Spelman College with the Bronner twins, as they're called, to talk about working hard, having faith, and sharing the title.

Kristie and Kirstie Bronner are the identical twins with identical grade point averages.

“Before we came to college we prayed that we would keep 4.0s all the way through but I don't think we ever really expected it,” said Kirstie Bronner.

“You can have strength together,” Kristie said.

The Spelman College seniors will graduate in a matter of days. They say they worked hard – so hard at first, they made themselves sick. But eventually, they learned how to balance things.

“We learned how to have a balance to life and then to be able to appreciate the journey of college and be more healthy and be more happy,” Kristie said.

“Every semester we learned something new about life, things we could apply to life, things we could apply to school,” Kirstie said.

They both majored in music.

“You don't have to be the smartest. You don't have to be the one who came in with the prior knowledge to be the one to succeed,” Kristie Bronner said. “It’s a great testimony and it's also fun to be able to share it with one another. I don't think we'd want it any other way."

After graduation, they will join the youth ministry of their father’s church, Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral. They also plan to record a youth contemporary gospel album.

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