ATLANTA (WAOK)- Visitors attending the Spelman College 2013 Commencement will be seeing double when the class Valedictorian is announced. Identical twins Kirstie and Kristie Bronner, have been named co-valedictorians for the Spelman College Class of 2013. Each student earned a 4.0 GPA and are the first twins to receive the designation in the history of Spelman.
Kirstie and Kristie Bronner appeared on the Ryan Cameron Morning Show on V-103 FM Friday with their father Bishop Dale C. Bronner on the phone to talk about the honor. Following graduation, Kristie and Kirstie, both music majors, plan to join the youth ministry at their father’s church, Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral in Atlanta.
The young ladies also plan to record a contemporary Christian CD and write a book for high school students about achieving academic success in college and beyond.
The Bronner twins were home schooled and said they had a strict education philosophy while in college: “pay now and play later.” They also said they maintain a strong prayer life everyday.
The sisters are third-generation Spelman graduates. Other women in the family who also graduated from Spelman include their mother, Nina Cobb Bronner, in 1985, and their grandmother, Dorothy Gibson Cobb, in 1956.
Spelman College’s 126th Commencement will be held Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center. The commencement speaker will be U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, M.D.