Two Virginia twins who were previously were co-Valedictorians at their high school with 4.0 GPAs have done it again.
Alissa and Ariel Barrow recently graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with identical 4.0 grade-point averages.
RelationsNCAT.Edu: Their paths through the university have varied only slightly over the past four years.
Alissa has been an economics major.
Ariel majored in marketing and sales.
Alissa had two internships with GE Capital; Ariel, with Kraft and 3M.
They’ve been active in different organizations, the Aggie Economics Association for Alissa and the American Marketing Association for Ariel, for example.
Their academic accomplishments are nothing new. The twins were co-valedictorians at Armstrong High School in Richmond, Virginia. At A&T, both were honor students and received the Dowdy Scholarship, the university’s preeminent four-year scholarship.
And they arrived on campus with the same goal.
“When we came in as freshmen, we definitely had a goal to graduate with a 4.0,” Alissa says. “We had an honors mentor who actually had a 4.0. That set the groundwork for us. We said, ‘If she can do it, then we can definitely do it, too.’”
After graduation, Alissa will go to work for GE Capital; Ariel will join General Mills.