Identical twins from Alabama graduate top of their class before heading to UAB

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(WIAT/CNN) – Identical twins graduating from an Alabama high school are alike when it comes to more than just looks.

Mya and Mariah Thompkins are both receiving the highest honors for this year’s graduating class at Choctaw County High School.

The two 18 year olds are graduating with the top two rankings in their class.Only about a tenth of a point separated their 3.9 GPAs.

They credit a lot of their success to their supportive family, and especially their mom, who they say isn’t strict, per say, but taught them well.

“It’s not a strict thing. It’s most likely a discipline thing,” their mom Charlena Thompkins explained. “Knowing right from wrong. That’s what I see with children today to pursue right and not wrong. And the only way to do that is for the parents to teach them that.”

If you have any doubt their mother deserves the credit, think about this — the girls’ older brother was the school’s valedictorian four years ago.

Both girls plan to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham and major in medical-related fields in the fall.

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