Reagan Razon and Ricardo Razon IV are already making a quite a name for themselves. These North Carolina twins were awarded over one million dollars in scholarships.
“We were both pleasantly surprised, but also grateful to receive all the offers that we did receive. Especially, as we’re experiencing a global pandemic. This year has been different for many students and the college application process has also been increasingly difficult,” said Reagan in a recent interview.
According to Black Enterprise, the total scholarship figure that the Enloe High School students received is actually $1.536 million in non-need and merit-based scholarship offers from six schools. The twins were accepted into 15 different schools total.
“We were both accepted to Harvard, Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Duke, University of North Carolina (UNC), Washington University in St. Louis (WashU), and Vanderbilt, and that is a few of them,” Reagan told Black Enterprise in an interview.
The teen continued, “There were some schools that we applied to separately as well. Ricardo was accepted into Georgia Tech, and he received a scholarship from Rice. I was also accepted into Stanford and the University of Southern California. One of the scholarships that I was offered is the Robertson Scholarship from Duke, which is a full ride to Duke, through the Robertson Scholars leadership program that spans all four years. Both of us were selected as John B. Ervin scholars from Washington University, which is (includes) full tuition.”
In addition to their rigorous academic schedules of AP classes, both teens have managed to keep busy helping out their community. Reagan, one of the few black girls in her STEM classes, has publicly took on the challenge of commenting about educational inequities in schools. Ricardo, who was born with moderate bilateral hearing loss, has become an example of excelling against any and all things. This amazing teen is president of their local chapter of TEDx where he has taken up the challenge of speaking out on discrimination.
— Omega Que 86 (@86Que) May 2, 2021
Congratulations, Reagan and Ricardo. This is just the beginning of your amazing journey!