Mississippi twins earn valedictorian, salutatorian

Mississippi twins earn valedictorian, salutatorian

SUMRALL, MS (WDAM) - A set of twins will soon walk across the stage at the Sumrall High School graduation. The duo said their competitive nature helped lead them both to represent the school as valedictorian and salutatorian.

Tommy and Jimmy Dilwith spent their days dueling for the top spot, a competition they say has pushed them to success.

“Really, we’ve always been smart at school and made good grades," Jimmy said. “We didn’t really have to study until this year because they we’re taking more difficult classes.”

They said they don’t always dress alike, but they are always active, with both balancing a long list of activities, clubs and sports. They even have a job.

“We both do band and we both do cross country, we both do archery and both do track,” Jimmy said.

“We’re both are in garden club,” Tommy added.

They’re also both in Beta Club and officers this year. The only activity they don’t share is cheer.

“I feel like I could’ve been if I wanted to, but I would have to work out a little more because he’s a little more...” Jimmy said

“A little more buffer,” Tommy finished.

The two will now walk the stage together, one valedictorian, the other, like it’s been for their lifetime, not too far behind as salutatorian.

“I’m the older twin and I’m val, he’s the younger twin and he sal," Jimmy said.

The two Bobcats admitted the other brings out the positives for each of them.

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