In a rare feat worthy of smashing headlines, North Carolina twins Reagan and Ricardo Razon, 17, in 2021 both got accepted into 15 universities with more than $1.5 million in scholarships.
Success not incidental;
Bagging acceptance into top universities such as Harvard, Duke, Yale, MIT, UPenn, and more alongside earning over $1.53 million in scholarship is a product of years long hard work, a thirst for knowledge and good motivational parenting. Ever since childhood, the twins have always enjoyed soaking up on knowledge and now its paid off big.
Eager to launch off, Reagan and Ricardo Razon who were attending Enloe High School, began penning college applications early and each time they received acceptance letters, decided to vlog when they open it.
Feeling overwhelmed by the acceptance, Reagan told WRAL;
“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.”
“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. 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,” Reagan told BLACK ENTERPRISE.
College gets to separate the pair for a time being and both decided to part ways for college. Reagan accepted the Robertson Scholarship at Duke, while Ricardo would attend Harvard.
Reagan and Ricardo are both interested in taking programs that are related to STEM. They also hope to inspire children from underserved communities to dream big.
“I want to be somebody who brings diversity in the fields in the occupation I choose to go in, in the leadership positions I choose to seek,” Ricardo said.