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Sisters get cancer research internships
Keyvona Moultrie
Keyvona Moultrie

Sisters Vivian and Keyvona Moultrie do a lot of things together.

They play tennis together, they attend Clark Atlanta University together, and now they’ll be participating in the same prestigious internship together this summer.

They are headed to the University of Nebraska to take part in the Nebraska Collaborative Summer Internship Training Program, where they will do research on prostate cancer.

“It’s really exciting, especially that we get to do it together,” Vivian said. “It will be a great experience and we should learn a lot.”

Vivian, a 2014 Bryan County High School graduate, became the first Redskin to sign to play tennis collegiately. She spent two years playing at Albany State University before transferring to Clark Atlanta to join her sister.

Keyvona, who also attended BCHS, ended up graduating from South Effingham in 2016. Because Albany State and Clark Atlanta are in the same conference, Vivian had to sit out this past season as a redshirt, and has two years of eligibility left.

“Cancer research is changing so fast that you have to stay up to date on things,” Keyvona said. “That’s what this internship is all about.”

Their mother, Natalie, said she was excited that both girls were accepted into the same program.

“It will definitely make it easier to go and visit!” she laughed. “But they are very close. There’s a tight bond there.”

Both sisters are biology majors. Keyvona wants to be a surgeon while Vivian wants to go into some type of laboratory research.

“We’ve both known we wanted to be in the medical field in some way for a long time,” Vivian said.

They’ll also get to hone their tennis games against each other over the summer.

“They have a great facility at the university,” Vivian said.

When asked who usually wins when they play against each other, both laughed and claimed they did.

“We don’t play against each other a lot, but it’s usually neck and neck,” Keyvona said.

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