With all of the negative publicity concerning Black youth in Chicago, it’s important to take note of the positive stories. This one is truly unique. The Huffington Post reports that Chicago twins Deprice and Shaprice Hunt were accepted into a combined 56 colleges and earned about $1.6 million in scholarships.
The triumphant news was brought to light by a Facebook friend of the twins who shared the accomplishment in a post on Sunday, writes the HuffPo:
Of the 56 schools, Shaprice has been accepted into 35 colleges, two of which have offered her a full-ride scholarship while five schools have scouted her to play basketball. She told The Huffington Post that she earned $1.3 million in scholarships. Shaprice wants to attend either Illinois State University or Eastern Illinois University and dual major in Education and Psychology.
Deprice, a youth activist in Chicago, says HBCU Morehouse College is his top choice and his dream school, writes the Huffington Post:
Deprice, who is a youth activist in Chicago, has been accepted into 27 schools. He earned $300,000 in scholarships and received two full scholarship offers.
“My motivation was to make sure [my mom] didn’t have to come out of pocket,” Deprice told HuffPost, echoing his sister’s sentiments.
The twins tell the HuffPo that they “credit their family, teachers and guidance counselors for their success.”
Join us in a virtual round of applause for these incredible teens on a job well done.
SOURCE: The Huffington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Facebook