Twins graduating from Beloit high school land full-ride scholarships to Brown University
BELOIT, Wis. — Two twins graduating from Beloit Memorial High School are headed to Brown University in the fall on full-ride scholarships.
Kimberly and Kerilynn Guervara are among the 1,652 students admitted to the Ivy League university’s 2025 class, according to the School District of Beloit. More than 46,000 students applied to the university this year, making it the largest applicant pool in Brown’s history.
“Kerilynn and Kimberly are exceptional young adults and students who took advantage of the many academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at Beloit Memorial High School,” said School District of Beloit Superintendent Dan Keyser. “They are representative of the many students in our District who excel in the classroom and in our community with their volunteer work. Their future is looking bright, and I wish them much success.”
Kerilynn and Kimberly are both high honor students with cumulative GPAs of 4.0. They’ve both been involved in the school’s Business, Art, Communication and Hospitality Academy, the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, National Honor Society, the school’s newspaper Increscent, Link Crew, Latinos Against Drugs and more. Both were named Rotary Students of the Week and have received numerous scholar and department awards.
“I appreciated the community and unity at Beloit Memorial. I was supported by my parents, teachers, and friends,” Kerilynn said. “I am a shy person, but I was able to find a place where I belong. Academically. I was able to take a dozen AP classes that prepared me for the rigor of college.”
Kimberly said her teachers at Beloit Memorial helped instill a strong work ethic and self-discipline during their time at school.
“They were always supportive and provided the resources I needed to learn,” Kimberly said. “These skills will be beneficial to me when I attend college.”
The twins said they plan to study applied mathematics and economics with long-term goals of finding a career as an actuary.
Not only do they have similar plans going forward, but the twins both agreed one of their favorite classes was AP English Language and Composition with Ms. Fink. Ms. Fink said both students have bright futures ahead of them.
“Kerilynn is one of the most reflective student leaders I have ever worked with. Her interest in social justice issues and social equality speak to her character. I know that she will contribute to and shape her community for the rest of her life,” Fink said. “Kimberly is headed for a future as a cornerstone of her community. Through her commitment to school based organizations and beyond, she has bettered Beloit. She is a wise and genuine young woman.”
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