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From left, Logan and Elliot Williamson are twin brothers who were both recognized as valedictorians for this year’s graduating class at Athens Academy. [Photo by Julia Fechter]

After being recognized as Athens Academy’s two STAR students, twin brothers Elliot and Logan Williamson both hold another prized academic recognition as two of the school’s three valedictorians. 

“Since we started high school, we have been in almost every single class together,” said Elliot. “So it’s fun that we get to share this.” 

Growing up, the twins shared a room together and eventually shared a car. They both play piano and have competed in wrestling, cross country and track, where they were hurdlers.

Elliot said that having a twin in these endeavors has kept him motivated and pushed him to keep learning.

While there is some competition between them, there is also cooperation.

“We’ve helped lead a chapter of kids from Athens Academy [who volunteer] at the Boys and Girls Club of Athens,”  Logan said. “We’ve helped drive people there [and] sign people up.” 

Elliot also mentioned that they help each other when doing homework. 

“It always helps to have someone to study with, and the other person is always there to help me out if I don’t understand something,” he said. 

Come fall, both brothers will attend the University of Georgia not only as Zell Miller recipients but also as Foundation Fellows. 

For more on this story, see the May 21 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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