22-year-old twin brothers, Darion and Varion Walton who overcame a childhood filled with poverty, achieved success by bagging their master’s degrees at Harvard University, in the United States.
Darion and Varion Walton were raised by a single mother in Jewett, Texas, a town with a population of less than 1,000 people according to Risingafrica. They faced many challenges growing up, such as poverty, racism, and lack of opportunities.
However, the Walton twins did not let their circumstances define them. Instead, they used their passion for learning and service to overcome the odds and pursue their dreams. The twins started their academic journey at Navarro College, Texas in the United States.
While at the college, they were involved in honors programs, student organizations, volunteer work, and leadership roles and also worked as resident advisors, student ambassadors, and tutors.
The twins graduated from Navarro College with associate degrees in Business Administration and English with honors. They proceeded to Sam Houston State University for a bachelor’s degree in business.
While in the university, they received numerous scholarships and awards, such as the President’s Award for Academic Excellence, the Outstanding Business Student Award, and the Outstanding Leadership Award.
After they completed their bachelor’s degrees, the Walton twins applied to Harvard Business School and were accepted into the university’s Masters of Business Administration (MBA)program.
At Harvard, the twins were among the youngest and most diverse students in their class. They studied topics such as finance, marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, and social impact according to their LinkedIn.
They also networked with influential leaders and peers from different backgrounds and industries. The twins bagged their MBA at Harvard University with good grades stating that they did not only graduate with the degree but a vision to make a positive difference in the world.
Darion and Varion Walton are currently working as educators and consultants in Dallas County and Massachusetts. They also have a non-profit organization, Walton Inspires, which offers programs such as tutoring, mentoring, career coaching, leadership development, and educational mobile computing.