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Monday, May 20, 2024

Triplets From Colorado Graduate From High School at the Top of Their Class

Black triplets graduate

Nationwide — Triplets Mariah, Mercy, and Samuel Addai-Opoku, who are from Aurora, Colorado, have simultaneously graduated from high school at the top of their class. Their parents, Kwasi and Margaret Addai-Opoku, left Ghana and moved to Colorado in the 90s, seeking a better life for their future family.

“There’s nothing stronger than family love and sibling love,” one of the triplets, Mariah, told WLBT.

The triplets initially had a tough time starting school. Margaret remembered crying when she left them and soon got a call from the teacher because they were upset.

But the transition was brief. Mariah, Mercy, and Samuel quickly adapted and became well-liked by their classmates and teachers.

“They are wonderful kids and very respectful, very humble. And I’m not saying that because they are my children, but that’s what we get from the teachers,” Margaret said.

The triplets excelled academically. They all ranked in the top ten of Hinkley High School’s class of 2024. They also graduated with associate degrees from the Community College of Aurora.

Moreover, they were able to balance academics with athletics, friendships, and part-time jobs.

The triplets credit their success to their close relationship with each other and their parents.

“It’s always been a nice comfort to have because we can all relate with each other,” Mariah said.

Though they might not attend the same college, they plan to stay close and support each other. As they head off to college, they carry with them the wisdom imparted by their parents.

“They always just told us that education is power. When you have education, you can do whatever you want,” Mariah said.