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High School Twins Will Graduate No. 1 and 2



    High School Twins Will Graduate No. 1 and 2

    An Arlington high school will be seeing double at graduation.

    James Bowie High School's valedictorian and salutatorian are identical twins.

    Kosy and Ify Mora are neck-and-neck in the classroom. Their brains are nearly identical. Their favorite subject is anatomy, and both have 4.0 GPAs. But Kosy Mora is ranked No. 1 out of more than 715 seniors.

    "I say, 'I let her have it. I let her have it,'" Ify said jokingly.

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    Her sister came out a fraction of a point higher on a 15-point scale.

    But the twins didn't aspire to be at the very top of the class.

    "I just went to the counselor's office one day, and they said, 'Oh, this is your rank,' and I was like, 'OK,'" Kosy Mora said.

    She and her sister study together and play sports -- basketball and track -- together. Both broke their kneecaps.

    "We developed tendinitis at the same time," Kosy Mora said.

    "We get sick at the same time," her sister said. "Everything is just the same."

    But not everything -- Kosy Mora has better language skills.

    "Spanish just didn't click with me," Ify Mora said. "It didn't click, and it clicked with her."

    But there are some subtle ways to tell the sisters apart. Kosy Mora is right-handed, so her bangs are parted to the right. With Ify, everything is to the left.

    "We just wanted to play a little trick on one of our teachers, so we just switched classes to see if they would know," Ify Mora said.

    They didn't. It's hard tell them apart -- even the sisters' thoughts are the same.

    "Like thinking of a song, and you just feel like singing it -- we always end up singing it," Kosy Mora said.

    "At the exact same time," they both finished simultaneously.

    The twins will make a joint valedictorian-salutatorian speech. They'll most likely complete each other's sentences.

    The sisters are still deciding on a college, but they said they know they will playing on the basketball team. Both want to study sports medicine.

    James Bowie High School's graduation ceremony is June 6 at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie.