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Identical twins share valedictorian position - and everything else

Identical Twins Share Valedictorian Position — And Everything Else

How close are you to your siblings? Close enough to share your greatest accomplishments? For identical twins Gabby and Maria Munoz-Robles being co-valedictorians was just another thing to do together.

KTVN reports: "We would switch seats in some classes just to play a joke on the teacher. We always study together. We do the same sports; we do the same extracurricular activities."

For the nearly inseparable twins, being named co-valedictorians wasn't even a surprise - The Record-Courier reports it was all part of the plan.

CBS reports: "We were shooting to be co-valedictorians. It came just down to this last semester, and we tied, so we knew that it was going to happen."

The twins from Minden, Nevada, each earned a 4.54 grade point average. Maria told The Record-Courier:

"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."

As WIFR reports, the two girls are headed to the University of Notre Dame in the fall, and they'll both major in biomedical engineering. But that's where it'll have to end - at least when it comes to housing.

WIFR reports: "Now Notre Dame is putting an end to this fun and games. They're not allowing them to live in the same dormitory. The sisters said that they eventually want to attend graduate school together, and conduct cancer and arthritic research together."

As Maria told CBS: "We first wanted to debate them on it, but then we realized they did have a point that we needed to be separated and each have our own separate group of friends ... and try to like ... grow up differently, be individuals."

We think Maria and Gabby will find a way to hang out on campus regardless of where they live. Just a hunch, though.

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catfishtwo June 05 2014 at 11:23 AM

Well, If you are doing something, which is not illegal, and you like it, and it does not hurt any ne, then keep on keeping on! No harm, no foul so in the long run its a no brainer.

Its ok for twins to act like twins. Beyond AOL and us spectators, who cares.

God Bless to the young ladies, phooy to the rest of us. If you are not a twin, then you just don't know.

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MANUELITO catfishtwo June 06 2014 at 12:58 AM

agreed, they are not hurting any one at all; they are twins, they are close, but as the article says, they are aware they have to be their own individuals. And they will.

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finch546 June 05 2014 at 12:02 PM

Ummm, this same thing happened last year at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Twin sisters Kirstie and Kristie Bronner were named co-valedictorians for the Class of 2013. With a 4.0 GPA, the Bronners are the first twins to receive the designation in the history of the college. Here's a link to the article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.


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boardsrbetter finch546 June 05 2014 at 2:42 PM

only a 4.0 and valedictorian? Our schools get worse every year :/ *i was 31st in my clas with 4.18*

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dseemann504 finch546 June 05 2014 at 8:55 PM

never heard of Spelman College. Is there more than 2 students?

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ferrariqx dseemann504 June 06 2014 at 1:31 AM

Spelman is a leading predominately black university for ladies. There is an equivalent school for men, Morehouse which is located adjacent to it in Atlanta, Georgia. They both feature extremely challenging curriculum and rival some of the best universities in the country in terms of difficulty. The alumni reads like an impressive "Who's who" list.

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moooooooooochelle June 05 2014 at 11:33 PM


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bobcornerstone June 05 2014 at 11:16 AM

They can separate them now but soon they will be back together, there is just something about identical twins that no one can explain. I think way back when the egg splits that it actually splits the person in half and it is really one person. During the raising of the two they become two individuals due to different situations and peoples influence on them separately. Although being the same person they almost always end up back together because of this very strong feeling that something is missing when not close together. I am a twin not fraternal that is two completely different people.

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cgssnavickas June 05 2014 at 10:38 AM

They remind me of those twins that were on that TLC show "My Obsession." The show had featured twin girls that never spent one day away from each other, and one of their friends had set up one of them on a date, and she brought her twin with her. Needless to say, it was an awkward situation. Another friend suggested that they separate for one night, they did so, and both suffered from separation anxiety. My guess is that these two will end up the same way.

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alspoolhall June 05 2014 at 6:30 PM

Gabby & Maria seem to be doing everything right. I wish them the best of everything as they forward in life. Good job girls, good job!

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cgssnavickas June 05 2014 at 10:35 AM

As the mother of twin girls myself, I always made them feel that they were individuals, and they have totally different personalities, different friends, and different vocations. These two sound too dependent on each other. What will happen when they start dating, or find that special someone?

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kmchafin cgssnavickas June 05 2014 at 1:15 PM

However, I ask myself, who are they hurting from being so close? They are happy. At some point they will drift apart when they wish to date, or they may become as some twins and be together their whole lives. But if they are happy, who cares?

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charmain.glass cgssnavickas June 05 2014 at 4:49 PM

A pair of fraternal twins who looked almost identical and stuck together like glue ended up having a double wedding. Both are still married and happy.

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halt1025 June 05 2014 at 2:56 PM

obomacare too

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charmain.glass halt1025 June 05 2014 at 4:43 PM

Must be hard not being able to get the President off your mind. I wonder why. Did you think about other presidents this much? I wonder why not.

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pengwen888 halt1025 June 05 2014 at 5:00 PM

Crawl back behind that door, put your thumb back into your mouth and shut up with your ignorant self!!

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joynembhard pengwen888 June 05 2014 at 10:55 PM

This conversationis about twin sisters who no doubt are highly intellectual and works well together. If Notre Dam separates them for social reasons which is likely to be temporary, I am sure they will find each other's heart whenever they need to and soon they reach the heights achieved by great men like President Obama. Congrats ladies. I have fifteen year old twin daughters in High School. They are independent of each other but bond well together, so I know the story well.

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teeveequeen June 05 2014 at 2:45 PM

wait till one of them commits a crime ...

and then they SWITCH seats ... like they did in school for a joke !!!

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Kate June 05 2014 at 3:40 PM

Good for them. Obviously they motivate each other, and I think they'll make terrific researchers.

Notre Dame was probably right to separate them in this mild way; they do need to know how to stand on their own, and it isn't going to actually keep them apart or damage their relationship.

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MANUELITO Kate June 06 2014 at 12:59 AM

no, it won't, u r right; they will be sisters for ever

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