To My Other Half

Senior twins exchange farewells

Kaitlin Green, Publication Editor

With graduation looming on the horizon, senior Ivy Miller has begun to anticipate parting from her twin, senior Miranda Miller.

“We’ve been together since we were born, and she’s my best friend,” Ivy said. “We do everything together, so being away from her is going to be really tough on me.”

Ivy knows the relationship she has with Miranda is one she will not be able to find anywhere else.

“She’s like my second mom — she makes my lunch and she’ll come into my room to say, ‘Ivy, if you didn’t do your homework, do it and I’ll help you if you need it,’” Ivy said. “She’s my support system that has gotten me through high school.”

Ivy best describes Miranda’s selflessness in the wake of a college rejection, which has become one of Ivy’s favorite memories of her twin.

“I didn’t want to say anything because she just won her game — I was so embarrassed and disappointed in myself,” Ivy said. “Miranda came up to me and said, ‘I’ve never been so proud of you. When we get home, we can have a sleepover.’ I told her, ‘You hang out with your team — be excited with them and not sad with me,’ but she said, ‘No, I would rather spend my time with you.’”

Ivy will always be grateful that Miranda has been by her side through thick and thin.

“Thank you for being there for me constantly and being my main support,” Ivy said. “I just don’t ever say thank you and I love you
enough for getting me through those tough times and being my motivation when I don’t have anything else to motivate me.”



When she thinks about the people she will be leaving in the fall, Miranda knows she will miss her twin, Ivy, most of all.

“I’m really sad about it because we are really close — we’ve obviously been together for forever,” Miranda said. “When we do see each other then, it’ll make our time together even more special.”

With living under different roofs for the first time in their lives, Miranda knows she will long for being mere steps away from her twin.

“I’m going to miss being able to tell her stuff as soon as it happens,” Miranda said. “We’ll both be busy, so it will be hard to communicate all the time.”

Miranda believes Ivy has helped her be bold throughout high school and has been a constant source of encouragement.

“Ivy gives me a lot of confidence in myself and helps me branch out to do different things I wouldn’t be comfortable doing on my own,” Miranda said. “It’ll be hard to find that confidence without her there helping me.”

Miranda knows her twin is off to do great things and hopes Ivy knows she will always be there for her, no matter what the future brings.

“She is my best friend, and I wish her luck in whatever she does,” Miranda said. “It’ll be hard not being together all the time, but I think she’ll definitely be able to find herself and what she’s passionate about. Then, whenever she wants to talk, I’m here.”