DIFFERENT PATHS: Identical twins Kaitlyn (black top) and Elise Cavanagh of Tregeagle have graduated from Alstonville High School.
DIFFERENT PATHS: Identical twins Kaitlyn (black top) and Elise Cavanagh of Tregeagle have graduated from Alstonville High School. Patrick Gorbunovs

Twins ready to go their own ways

FOR twins Kaitlyn and Elise Cavanaugh, finishing their HSC is a mixed blessing.

The girls have never spent more than a week apart, but with Kaitlyn hoping to go to the University of Queensland at Gatton to study wildlife science and Elise being accepted in to Griffith University on the Gold Coast to do a Bachelor of Psychological Science, the time for parting is approaching.

"It's pretty sad. She's my best friend and sister rolled into one, so leaving is going to be a big change," Elise said.

Kaitlyn said it would be strange, but they would only be three hours apart and would talk on the phone.

The girls were pleased with their HSC results, with Kaitlyn getting an 89 in visual arts and a 79 for biology and modern history. Elise's top mark was 85 for ancient history and was pleased with 81 for advanced English and 41/50 for English extension.

The girls studied at Alstonville High School and were happy to praise it.

"Alstonville is a really good high school and the teachers are really supportive and dedicated to each student individually and make sure everyone is all right within their friends groups," Elise said.

"You are sort of friends with the teachers which is what you need at high school."

Kaitlyn and Elise Cavanaugh
Kaitlyn and Elise Cavanaugh Patrick Gorbunovs


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