MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A South Florida dynamic duo not only have the same radiant smile they were gifted with, the also have the same intelligence and are giving a whole new meaning to identical twins.READ MORE: Parkland Mom Remembers, Honors Memory Of Hero Son, Peter Wang, Who Sacrificed Self To Save Others
Shonda and Shalisha Witherspoon are graduating from Florida International University (FIU) with the same degree from the college of engineering with an identical 3.95 G.P.A.
“Our friends call us twinlepathy because we think the same things and we asked her the questions both at the same time,” said Shonda Witherspoon.
It’s a huge accomplishment for these inseparable sisters who were home-schooled and say they are not one without the other.
“It’s always a good thing having a constant study partner that’s why we have always been at the top pushing each other,” said Shalisha Witherspoon.
“Shalisha also pushes me as well. She’s less of a procrastinator. Without her, I’d be watching TV. She always says come on let’s go study now,” said Shonda.READ MORE: Former BSO Employee Julio Chang Faces Charges In Capitol Attack
As if both graduating with a 3.95 G.P.A. was not enough, they are the first college graduates in their family.
“This is a fabulous day for me. I am so proud of them. They have worked so hard, studied so hard, they are dedicated. This means the world to me. It is one of the most wonderful days of my life,” said their mom Sheila Witherspoon.
These wonder twins are also making history at FIU by being the first to receive a dual best undergraduate student of the year award.
“They are path breakers in every way. We are so happy to be celebrating with them in front of 4,000 people that will be at this commencement,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg.
It’s a double dream come true.
“When we were little, I couldn’t possibly imagine this. It’s definitely a dream come true. It is more than I could ever ask for so we are glad we can both share this together,” said Shonda.MORE NEWS: Florida Fire Rescue Chief Fired For Not Forcing Firefighter Vaccinations
The twins will stay at FIU in the graduate program. Their dream is to create video games in Japan. By the way, they are also minoring in Japanese literature.