Westside twin grads take top spot | News
Identical twins Brandon and Brenton Jackson earned the top spots at Westside High School. Brenton, who is valedictorian, has a 4.0 GPA, and Brandon, salutatorian, has a 3.92.
The 17-year-olds say they attribute their success to hard work. "Going home right after practice, homework, late nights, a lot of times going to school, little sleep, but all worth it," said Brenton.
"Being disciplined in the classroom," said Brandon.
Brenton says they aren't competitive when it comes to academics, more so in sports. For the first time, the twins will be separating. Brandon earned a full ride to Berry College.
"Major in pre-physical therapy and I also intend to run track and cross country for them," said Brandon.
Brenton is headed to Georgia College and State University. "And participating in the pre-engineering dual degree program where I'll spend three years at Georgia College working on a physics degree and then finish it up at Georgia Tech, with two years, and getting a bachelors in engineering," said Brenton.
The twins parents, Consuela and Ronald Jackson, say they couldn't be more proud.
On graduation day, Consuela says she's going to be over the moon. "I'm probably gonna have to have a muzzle because, you know, they won't let you yell out, and I'm just going to be so excited," she said.
"I want to thank my family for supporting me, and the teachers here for helping me on this journey," said Brandon.
"It's definitely an honor, we worked hard to get to this spot," said Brenton.