Twin Sisters Are Co-Valedictorians of Their Senior Class

Two identical twin sisters in Nevada has everyone doing a double-take this week after graduating as co-valedictorians of their senior class.

Can you imagine how proud your parents would be if you came home one day and announced that you were the valedictorian of your senior class? What if you and your sibling managed to earn the distinction? Believe it or not, two sisters in northern Nevada recently did just that—and they’re twins!

Gabby and Maria Munoz-Robles are making headlines this week after their identical GPAs made them co-valedictorians. The sisters both graduated from Douglas High School in Minden, Nevada, this past weekend with 4.54 GPAs, which placed them both at the very top of their class. It’s the first time in more than a decade that the school has had two valedictorians—and the first time they’ve ever been twins.

Perhaps surprisingly, the girls’ achievement wasn’t the result of a heated sibling rivalry. In fact, the sisters report that they’ve always supported and encouraged each other academically.

“If she got the A, it’s like I got the A too,” Maria said in an interview with 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.”

Gabby and Maria plan on attending the University of Notre Dame this fall, where they’ve both decided to major in biomedical engineering. The school is not allowing them to share a dorm, but they hope to one day conduct cancer and arthritis research together.

Douglas High School also had two salutatorians in this year’s graduating class: Lane Smith, who plans to attend the University of Denver, and Jeff Williams, who plans to attend Arizona State University. Both Smith and Williams earned a 4.5 GPA.

Congratulations to everyone in the Class of 2014 from CollegeXpress!

Like what you’re reading?

Join the CollegeXpress community! Create a free account and we’ll notify you about new articles, scholarship deadlines, and more.

Join Now

GPA Notre Dame salutatorian valedictorian

About Stephanie Farah

Stephanie Farah

Stephanie is a former writer and senior editor for Carnegie Darlet and CollegeXpress. Stephanie holds a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's in Journalism from the University of North Texas. At various times she has been: an uncertain undergrad, a financial aid recipient, a transfer applicant, and a grad student with an assistantship and a full ride. Stephanie is an avid writer, traveler, cook, and dog owner. 


Join our community of
over 5 million students!

CollegeXpress has everything you need to simplify your college search, get connected to schools, and find your perfect fit.

Join CollegeXpress
CollegeXpress Logo


Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Tinuola Dada

Tinuola Dada

$2,000 Community Service Scholarship Winner, 2015

I am very excited to be this year's recipient of the Multicultural Student Community Service Scholarship. This scholarship will bring me ever closer to my academic and professional goals. CollegeXpress has been an exceptional resource to me, and I recommend it to all rising seniors as they begin to navigate the college application process.

Sonny Harris

Sonny Harris


For the entire year before college, I spent a lot of time deeply considering what major I wanted to go into and how to fund my higher education. After a lot of research, I came across CollegeXpress, which helped me ultimately find a ton of scholarships for which I could apply—and some of which I received! If it weren’t for CollegeXpress, I may not have found those scholarships as they didn't appear on any other scholarship search forum. Additionally, I learned more about the options I had been considering for my major through CollegeXpress’s resources. In the end, I chose to major in Computer Science, as it seemed best suited to me and the careers in the field seemed enjoyable, and I've never been more excited to move into my future! Ultimately, I want to thank CollegeXpress for offering their services! I received enough financial aid in scholarships to fund my entire freshman year of college and even got some money refunded which I used to purchase a new laptop, and I bought all of the books I needed for the semester!



High School Class of 2021

CollegeXpress is a multi-maneuver platform that has been helping students in their college applications and scholarship hunt process. For me, CollegeXpress has been a boon. I've been able to find my dream university via CX, and I've also been able to apply to thousands of scholarships through it. All the thanks to CollegeXpress for doing such a great job for free. I express my sincere gratitude to you for doing such a wonderful job. I recommend CollegeXpress without any reservations.

Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Bell College Consulting

The college lists on CollegeXpress are indispensable for sussing out creative additions to a student’s list, and the college-specific pages provide terrific commentary and suggestions for related schools. CollegeXpress is among the most trusted sources I use for information for my students.

Leah Maciel

Leah Maciel

High School Class of 2021

CollegeXpress has helped me with all aspects of applying for college. The website is extremely easy to navigate and gives access to so many resources. I was able to research all of the colleges I was interested in, find out any information I wished to know about, and keep them organized in a list. I've also been able to research scholarships and save them as resources for later. I've used many websites in my college and scholarship search, and CollegeXpress has by far been my favorite one to use.

College Matches