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Identical Twins Are Co-Valedictorians At Nevada High School

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MINDEN, Nev. (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Identical twin sisters have achieved an identical distinction at a northern Nevada high school: They’re co-valedictorians.

Gabby and Maria Munoz-Robles received the honor by each racking up 4.54 grade point averages at Douglas High School in Minden, about 40 miles south of Reno.

“If she got the A, it’s like I got the A, too,” Maria told the Record-Courier of Gardnerville. “A lot of people want us to be separate, but we enjoy it. When we give each other hugs, I feel like I’m hugging myself.”

The sisters both plan to attend Notre Dame in the fall and major in biomedical engineering.

But the university is not allowing them to live in the same dormitory.

“I told them I was OK with it, but we share everything from straighteners to clothes, so now we have to get our own stuff,” Maria said.

The sisters told the Record-Courier that they eventually want to attend graduate school and conduct cancer and arthritis research together.

Both sisters have been involved in track, cross country and band at Douglas High.

“We’re going to miss the teachers, our friends, and the helpfulness of everyone working together,” Gabby told the paper. “They all care about the students, and work as hard as the students do,” she added. “I’m especially going to miss Ms. Fitzpatrick and her meowing.”

It’s the first time in the school’s history that twins have been co-valedictorians.

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