The day Madelyn McClarey’s identical twin sons, Aaron and Aubrey Hough, each received scholarships to Florida A&M University, she figured that after they moved seven hours north from Hollywood, Fla., to Tallahassee, she’d be lucky to see them on weekends.
But her sons had something else in mind. The twins told her they’d move to Tallahassee on one condition.
She had to go with them — and work toward the college degree she’d always wanted.
And that is how McClarey ended up in an emerald green cap and gown this month at FAMU, promenading to “Pomp and Circumstance” in a pair of high-heeled designer boots to pick up her diploma.
Cheering her on were her twins — who play in the marching band at FAMU — and her older son, Blake Hough. All four were attending college together.