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Twins named high school Valedictorian & Salutatorian at Long Island

Two New York fraternal twins share more than their looks.

Devon and Dylan Lee will both graduate at the top of their class with Devon named Valedictorian and Dylan Salutatorian.

WABC reports the two also share mutual interests with both participating in volleyball, music and running.

“I hated running it first,” said Dylan to ABC7. “Dad would get us up at 7 a.m. to train.”

Devon told Good Morning America pacing a half marathon is one of his “biggest achievements.”

“Pacing is [where] I’m holding up a big sign during the whole race and I’m guiding a group of people to accomplish the time that they want to finish the race, and honestly, that was a really big moment for me because it just shows how far I’ve [come], because I initially hated running and I was very bad at it. But it taught me a lot of discipline, and I was really able to push myself and I accomplished my goals.”

The two also shared similar grade point averages with Devon edging out Dylan 4.224 to 4.222.

Smarts apparently runs in the family.

People reports their sister  Jeylin graduated as Valedictorian at the same school last year,  Herricks High School in New Hyde Park .

Principal Joan Keegan says the brothers share a quality of being able to live with “joy.”

“They have a thirst for life. They have balanced all of life’s ups and downs, struggles, successes. They’re so poised but I think it all starts with having a joyful, compassionate heart, and it’s a real credit to their family and all the individuals who’ve been in their life, and a credit to them. And it’s going to carry them so far,” she said to ABC.

Devon will attend Cornell University and Dylan will head to Yale. They’ve spent most of their lives together and admit they’ll miss each other. They also look forward to new opportunities.

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