DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - Saturday was a big day for the Peters family as sisters Ashlyn and Alexandra graduated from Dothan High School.
"It feels good," said Alexandra. "I'm very excited to move on to the next chapter. I think we have a lot to look forward to."
Not only did the twins graduate together, but they did so as Co-Valedictorians of the 2018 Class.
"We've been working for this all our lives," said Alexandra. "We've pushed ourselves. We're taking the hardest classes that we can."
"It was an honor," said Ashlyn. "I enjoyed it. I wouldn't want to share it with anyone else."
The Peters twins overcame a lot at birth as they were born two months premature and expected to lag behind others their age, but that wasn't going to stop Ashlyn and Alexandra.
"It didn't phase us. We've just always worked hard," said Alexandra. "It was definitely a lot of hard work just because of our busy schedules. We juggled a busy dance schedule all of our lives."
"It was kind a normal for us though, because we were used to it," said Ashlyn.
"They had a long 12 years of straight A's and dedication and hard work," said their mother Christy Peters. "It obviously paid off today."
The two will be continuing their academic careers at Auburn University in the fall.
It will be the first time since the ninth grade the two girls won't have identical class schedules as Alexandra will go pre-veterinarian while Ashlyn will focus on agricultural studies.