Megan and Macey Morgan - Creativity
“We are two different people,” Megan Morgan said.
“There are definite differences between us,” said her twin sister Macey.
The twins are conscious of their differences, but they are equally proud of the commonalities they’ve shared throughout their tenure at North Carolina A&T State University.
The Nashville, N.C., natives are 2013 computer science graduates.
“A&T helped me grow by putting me into an environment that was out of my comfort zone,” Macey said.
Both students were members of the University Honors Program, Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society and the Honda Campus All-Stars quiz bowl team, which had a historic run at the 24th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC).
The HSCASC competition showcases the quick recall and intellectual capacity of students from 48 historically black colleges and universities. This year’s team had record wins throughout the competition, with the Aggies making it to the Sweet 16 playoff round and advancing to the Elite Eight round.
Macey and Megan made up 50 percent of this year’s competition team. For Megan, it was all about hard work and time management.
“I knew when I had meetings for honor societies and when I had quiz bowl practice, so I had to plan my studying and other activities around those objectives,” said Megan, who was also vice president of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, a Dowdy Scholar and member of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. at A&T.
The success of the team, however, was largely attributed to the chemistry of its members.
“We all had been on the team since our freshman year,” Macey said. “We knew all about each other’s strengths and weaknesses and used it to our advantage during the games.”
The twins were able to use their unique bond to make a historical impact on A&T.
“I don’t really try to set myself apart from my sister because I don’t feel like I have to,” Megan said.
In the future, the Morgans will begin their graduate studies in computer science at A&T. Macey is a National Science Foundation Scholarship for Service fellow and will learn about cyber security and information assurance and will conduct research while completing her master’s degree. Upon graduation she will begin working and then earn an MBA or go to law school to become a patent lawyer.
After receiving a master’s degree from her alma mater, Megan plans to obtain an MBA and then own a consulting company.