Award-winning twins at Colebrook school
COLEBROOK â€” Twin sisters Erika Jean Swartley and Marissa Lee Swartley have been named Colebrook Consolidated Schoolâ€™s 2010 Superintendent Award winners.
The 11-year-old twins are the daughters of Wendy and Vernon Swartley.
Both girls have been cited for their academic excellence and participation in the schoolâ€™s student council.
They also play soccer, softball and basketball and are active volunteers in the community.
â€œItâ€™s a great honor,â€ Erika said. â€œWe both are usually battling it out with each other.â€
â€œWe both try to be really competitive,â€ Marissa said. â€œBut this award really doesnâ€™t count as being competitive with each other.â€
Erika and Marissa said they love Colebrook School because of the small community environment.
â€œEveryone here knows each other,â€ Marissa said. â€œAll of the people here are like family.â€
Erika said math and social studies are her favorite subjects.
â€œMy parents are engineers, so itâ€™s great to talk to them about math,â€ Erika said.
Marissa said music and social studies are her favorite subjects.
â€œWith social studies you get to learn about the past and with music you get to make your own songs,â€ Marissa said.
She added that she would like to either be a writer or a musician when she grows up, while Erika said she wants to be either a teacher or a basketball player.