Twins at Calera High School Earn Valedictorian and Salutatorian Honors

Alex and Jaramy Dozier

Dozier twins photoIdentical twin brothers Alex and Jaramy Dozier have earned top honors as valedictorian and salutatorian at Calera High School, finishing their high school career strong both on the football field and in the classroom.

The brothers, who admit to having a little bit of a competitive sibling rivalry, have excelled as both scholars and athletes while at Calera High.  Two two played football for the Eagles, playing both running back and linebacker positions, while also balancing a full class schedule their senior year that included three Advanced Placement courses.  The Dozier brothers both excel academically and were virtually tied in class rank throughout high school, until Alex edged ahead with a 4.33 Grade Point Average (GPA) to

The Dozier brothers both excel academically and were virtually tied in class rank throughout high school, until Alex edged ahead with a 4.33 Grade Point Average (GPA) to Jaramy’s 4.3.   The boys credit their mother with instilling in them the drive to succeed in the classroom and their father with their determination on the football field.

“Mom is the enforcer on academics first,” said Alex with a smile. “She will accept nothing less than an A.”

The boys admit their mom also rewards them monetarily for their report card successes.  But, she also punishes for lack of effort,

“We really never wanted to find out what that would have been,” said Jaramy jokingly of any punishments that would have ensued for a grade less than a B.

Despite a class schedule that includes AP Government, AP Literature and AP Calculus, the Doziers say they don’t get too overwhelmed.  It helps that the close-knit duo, who admit to being best friends, have had every class together for the past three years.  Good time management, especially during football season, has also helped the two stay successful.  One important secret to their success is making time for afternoon naps after school before tackling homework.

“We don’t get any nap time during football,” said Alex “But the rest of the year, we take a nap then we tackle the homework.  After that we get our R and R time.”

Principal Joel Dixon said he appreciates the twins not only for their commitment to their academics, but for also setting a good example in their behavior.

“They are straight arrows that don’t get into trouble,” Dixon said. “They are well respected by everyone.  They get along with everyone.”

Dixon said the thing he admires most about the twins is their ability to prioritize various opportunities in light of whether it would become a distraction.

“They were both nominated for various opportunities, but they have always been very good about counting the cost, and have declined because they didn’t want to waiver in their commitment to their athletic programs,” Dixon said. “They were able to give someone else the opportunity instead because they don’t over-commit themselves.”

Both brothers will speak at graduation as valedictorian and salutatorian before embarking on their next journey of attending college – most likely at Vanderbilt.  Alex plans to pursue a major in physical therapy, while Jaramy will study electrical engineering.  They also hope to walk on to the football team to play for the Commodores.

22 Comments on "Twins at Calera High School Earn Valedictorian and Salutatorian Honors"

  1. Congratulations!

  2. This needs to be posted in every home, every refrigerator, every tree.This is Training Up A Child When Young.Parents Need to Read and Pastors need to Preach this lifestyle in church. I don’t know These Young men but I thank God for them, and most of
    all The parents.You have done a excellent job with your sons.I pray that God keeps his covering over them as they journey in life.Hoping to hear more from them in the futher.

  3. Very proud, but not surprised, about my Dozier boys. They have always put forth maximum effort and shown a lot of class. Keep up the good work!

  4. Congrats to both of these young men. Great job!

  5. This is great. I don’t know the family, but I am very proud of the twins as well as their parents for setting the example. Good luck to you in college. I would love to hear when you graduate from college.

  6. I don’t know these two young men, but if we can complain and down the ones who do bad, we can certainly give a standing ovation for these young men! This is what it’s going to take in our communities to get the attention of other young black men. I am sooooo proud of you guys! Thank you Lord for working through these parents to show “YES WE CAN!” CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

  7. PARENTING IS SUCH AN AWESOME PART OF REARING…LOOK AT THE OUTPUT…

  8. Joyce L. Rentz | February 28, 2017 at 4:57 am | Reply

    Congratulations young men! I don’t know you but I wish the very best. May God continue to be your guide.

  9. What a tremendous accomplishment for these young men! I CAN’T wait to see what God has planned for them next. They’re JUST at the beginning of this journey. Don’t forget to STAY Prayerful in the midst of the celebration and ” TO GOD BE THE GLORY”
    AMEN!!!

  10. May the lord bless these youngmen and protect them on there journey.god bless

  11. Kathy Hutchison | February 28, 2017 at 11:02 am | Reply

    Oh my goodness I am so very proud of these young men! I know they will enjoy a very bright future. Good luck and thank you for sharing! 😀

  12. Tangy H. Roseborough | February 28, 2017 at 5:45 pm | Reply

    What an accomplishment! Hats off to their parents for being parents…when it seems so unpopular…may both continue to have great success in life.

  13. Congratulations young men. U all are what we need more of. Much success as you continue to put God first and study hard. I know your parents and peers are very proud. Be blessed!

  14. leisha bonilla | March 1, 2017 at 1:27 am | Reply

    When they were in daycare at La petite they were great boys. Very proud of you guys.

  15. Rachel Gordon | March 1, 2017 at 11:41 am | Reply

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Congratulations brothers! My family & I are very proud of you guys! We will pray for God to continue to cover & protect you! Our oldest son at the University of Alabama sent this awesome news for his brother, a 9th grade athlete, to read & to be inspired to stay focused in the classroom as he enjoys playing football! Your hard work & dedication to your parents, school, football, & your community are examples that life is a blessing! Looking forward to reading about your next journey that God has for you all. Thank you for inspiring us and also, Congratulations to your excellent Parents!

  16. I don’t know these young men, but I’m so happy for, and proud of them, that I’m tearing up! Much continued success!

  17. Dutchess Jones | March 2, 2017 at 2:24 am | Reply

    I am so exited. These two were the most humble and most studious young men that I know. They were on my 8th grade math team. I see the Summer Enrichment program where we visited Alabama Power and talked to engineers made a difference. I am so proud of both of you!

  18. Congratulations young men. You’re an inspiration to the younger kids coming up behind you. You show that it can be done…!!!

  19. Excellent job!!!

  20. Pastor LE Brown | March 6, 2017 at 2:38 am | Reply

    Very impressive. These young men accomplished their educational goals with God’s help through their godly firm upbringings. I thank God for their parents. God is great!

  21. Congratulations!!! is definitely in order for two great young men; Example setters, leaders, hard workers, goal setters, record breakers, trend setters, history makers, and standard bearer. These two young men have epitomized, Grit, Resilience, Integrity,Never-Say-Die, Determination. G.R.I.N.D. Mom , Dad, thank you for you hard work and tireless dedication to the educational part of your sons lives. If we all had the GUTS to demand excellence!! from our kids instead of celebrating mediocre. We will see more young men competing for such distinguished honors, instead of wearing orange jump suits. I salute you Dozier Family for being a shinning example of what the African American community is really about…

  22. Kathy Oliver | March 10, 2017 at 3:04 am | Reply

    That is so awesome!! I remember Jaramy and Alex in 2nd grade. Their accomplishments don’t surprise me! Can’t wait to hear more great things in the future.

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