February 14, 2023
Freshman Ellena Biermann was hit with a wave of guilt as she found out she was accepted into CHS’s class of 2026. Her twin sister Sylvia was sitting next to her heartbroken that her name wasn’t on the list of accepted students.
“I felt bad because she wanted to go more than I had,” Ellena Biermann said. “But when I had that opportunity, it made me want to go.”
Although Sylvia had not gotten in, she was delighted for her twin.
The two spent much of the summer in a state of uncertainty about where they would be going to high school. That is until they got one fateful call in the middle of August: Sylvia had gotten off the waitlist and was now being offered a spot alongside Ellena to go to CHS. The twins were ecstatic to be going to the same school.
Sylvia’s willingness to be happy for her sister is just one of the reasons Ellena loves her sister.
“She knows me so well,” Ellena Biermann said. “When she goes grocery shopping she will bring me flowers because she knows I love them. I’m also a clean freak and she knows that so she always makes sure that everything is clean so I am comfortable.”
One of the many interests the sisters share is their love for the outdoors. A trip to Olympic National Park strengthened their relationship even more.
“When we went backpacking together we just walked ten miles,” Ellena Biermann said. “But, it didn’t seem like that much because it was so nice to be out in the wild with each other.”