Twinsburg -- Though twin sisters Karli and Sammi Miroglotti of Northfield are used to sharing just about everything, they won't have to share the $1,000 Twins Days scholarships they each received.
Scholarships worth $500 each were also awarded to Twinsburg High School graduates Thomas King and Alyssa Carciopolo. The Miroglotti sisters said they were excited to learn they would be receiving the money to help them in the world of higher education.
"I really appreciate it," Karli said. "It was a pleasant surprise. Sammy and I were hopeful for it ... when we found out we got it, it was really exciting."
"We didn't expect it and I appreciate it because we were thinking about it for a long time," Sammi said. "Karli and I always talked about applying for it so I think it's really good that we got it."
Karli, who graduated with her sister from Nordonia High School in May, said she plans to put her scholarship toward a degree in speech pathology at Miami University. Sammi plans to study at Ohio University, though she her major is exploratory at this time.
"I'm undecided, but honestly, I just really like the campus," Sammi said. "I thought it was really pretty. I like nature and it's really pretty there."
Also benefiting from the Twins Days scholarship, King said he plans to study computer sciences or accounting at Miami University, adding that he is happy to be recognized by his community and the Twins Days Festival committee.
"I've taken every computer class that's offered at THS and I really like computers and I really like solving logic puzzles and programming is a lot of logic and you have to solve problems to get everything to work," King said. "I applied for a lot of different scholarships and there were a lot of other really qualified people out there, so I wasn't sure I was going to win it. It was kind of an honor to win it. This money is going to help me with getting my education and hopefully with getting the job I want."
Carcioppolo said she is also grateful for the assistance in pursuing her education at Walsh Jesuit University in North Canton, where she plans to major in pre-physical therapy.
"It feels like they actually care," Carcioppolo said. "I took the time to find the application and they took the time to read each and every one. They really gave back to me what I gave back to them. It'll help out a lot."
Having played volleyball and softball in high school, Carcioppolo said she is interested in helping athletes recover from injury.
"I don't necessarily want to be an athletic trainer, but if I did help athletes, I'd relate to them because I've been hurt," Carcioppolo said. "I would enjoy helping someone recover and get back into what they love to do, like playing sports and other daily stuff."
After growing up in Northfield together, Karli and Sammi will part ways to study at separate colleges, though their close sibling bond will remain.
"It's like the best and worst relationship you could possibly have with another person," Karli said of being a twin. "We're so close, much closer than you could imagine, but then our fights are super intense. It's a back and forth on a daily basis."
"I want to say it's like having a brother or sister because we also have an older sister and fighting with her is different than fighting with Karli but I can't explain it," Sammi added.
The twins plan to attend the Twins Days Festival in 2013, as they have done yearly since childhood.
"We've been going every year since maybe fourth or fifth grade," Karli said. "We really like going, I think it's really fun. I think we're going to go this year but we're not going to do any of the contests."
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