Twin sisters named Gloria and Victoria Guerrier l has emerged as West Hempstead Secondary School’s best-graduating students after scoring the highest grade point in their graduating class.
Gloria and Victoria Guerrier were the top two students with the highest ranking at West Hempstead Secondary School Los Angeles in the United States.
Gloria scored a 105.3 grade point average and was awarded the Valedictorian while Victoria scored a 104.9 grade point average making her the salutatorian of the high school. The twins described their achievement as a realization of their dream.
“It was nice just to know that I made it and I achieved my dream that I’ve been wanting for so long,” Gloria said. “We had been working for this for a long time but we never know what can happen in the four years, so we’re very happy that it turned out the way we wanted,” Victoria added.
The twins stated that they were able to achieve academic excellence because of their competitive nature, especially with each other. Adding that competing with one another helped them improve in their studies.
“Whenever I would get a certain grade, and it wouldn’t look like hers, we would always compete, and it really helped us push each other and improve and always constantly reflect on how we’re doing,” Victoria said.
“It’s like the saying, ‘How iron sharpens iron.’ We really use each other to improve upon ourselves, I think that level of competition between us was what really helped us,” Gloria added.
The Principal of West Hempstead Secondary School ,Joseph Pumo said he is not surprised to see the Guerrier sisters made it out as top students, noting that they both share a strong determined spirit and he is nothing but proud of their achievement.
”From the very beginning, the first time anybody meets them, you can tell that they are special young ladies and that their ability to create a goal for themselves and create a plan and stick with that plan and their persistence was evident,” Joseph Pumo said.
Aside from their academic abilities, the Guerrier sisters are both athletic superstars, they both earned the All-State honors in track and field while seniors at West Hempstead Secondary School. The twin sisters mentioned that they will continue the sport in college.
Victoria advised young student who are still in school to never doubt themselves but have a positive mind towards achieving their dreams. ” Throughout my high school journey I’ve learned to overcome self doubt, because we all have it,” she said.
“We all have those thoughts of, ‘Can I do it? Can I do it?’ I would tell those young girls looking up to me that anything is possible, truly. And if you set your mind to it, you can achieve,” she added.
The Guerrier sisters said they will be attending Yale University Connecticut in the United States with plans to major in computer science, specifically in artificial intelligence.
“We do want to both major in the same thing, artificial intelligence but I think I want to move more into neural technology, with helping certain patients who have been limited physically learn to overcome their physical disabilities with technology,” Victoria said.
Meanwhile, Gloria said she’s more drawn to science and math and is thinking of focusing on devices and apparatuses for consumers.