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Black Girl Magic! Twin Black Sisters Graduate With Highest GPA and Tech Degrees from Florida International University

A pair of identical black female twins who are graduates from Florida International University (FIU) is accomplishing an amazing feat together.
Shonda and Shalisha Witherspoon, identical twin sisters recently graduated from Florida International University on May 10th. The sisters aged 25, completed their Bachelor of Science degrees at FUI’s College of Engineering and Computer Science in the IT sector with an average GPA of 3.95. Apart from being toppers in their graduating class, these girls are also amongst the first of six siblings to go to college in their family. While earning their college degree, the Witherspoon twins learned to speak Japanese and wish to design tech apps and video games in Japan in the future. The girls developed a fond love for Japanese art and computers since childhood.

Shonda and Shalisha Witherspoon.

“They’re path breakers in every way,” FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg told the Miami Herald.


The Witherspoon twins developed a love for computers and Japanese art when they were little girls. They watched their older brother take devices apart and put them back together again. They would also watch him draw characters in the amine art style, a Japanese design.

Shalisha and Shonda with Dr. Rishe, who heads the High Performance Database Research Center

Shalisha and Shonda Witherspoon with Professor Naphtali Rishe, who heads the High Performance Database Research Center
Shonda and Shalisha received their K-12 education through homeschooling, which was undertaken by their parents. Their story disproves the erroneously flawed theory that home-schooled children cannot be prepared properly for college.

The Witherspoon identical twins celebrate during their graduation.

When the pair began studying at FIU, it was the first time the both of them had ever been in a situation where they didn’t have an older brother or sister to watch over them. However, they quickly found their way and successfully engaged in an enriching educational experience.


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