Monday, May 14, 2012

Double the excitement at UIS graduation

Hundreds of students participated in this year's University of Illinois Springfield graduation ceremony. But four graduates from two families had twice as many reasons to celebrate the class of 2012.

While most in the class of 2012 have had four years to bond, some of them have had a little longer.

“We’ve been together grade school, junior high, high school, now college and now we’re both going to be going our separate ways,” said graduate Margaret Wright.

Wright and her identical twin Elizabeth are both communication majors.

“We could do homework together and kind of bounce ideas off each other for papers and topics. It was great,” said Elizabeth.

The twins graduating in the same class is not much of a stretch, a mother and daughter duo was also surprised to see it happen to them.

“It’s one thing to watch your child graduate, but to be able to experience it with her is just going to be a totally different experience,” said Lisa Daykin. Her daughter Allysa also graduated during the ceremony.

Commencement was featured by WICS-TV in an May 12, 2012, report.

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