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Long Island High School twins named valedictorian and salutatorian after sister graduated at top of her class

Devon Lee and Dylan Lee, twins and students of Long Island high school will graduate at the top of their class this spring.

Wonder twins Devon and Dylan Lee, 17, and students of Herricks High School in New Hyde Park, Long Island, along with sharing their birth dates also share their successes. The boys will graduate this spring as valedictorian and salutatorian.

If you think this was wonderful, their sister Jeylin also graduated as valedictorian from the class of 2023. Genius runs in the family of the Lees’.

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To this amazing accomplishment, Devon clarifies to PEOPLE, “It’s all about balance; letters grades, and numbers don’t mean anything if you aren’t having fun.”

The boys are not just brilliant in academics, but equally participative in extracurricular activities as members of Herricks’ volleyball team.

The brothers love to perform music and are very fond of running and competing in 10K’s, half-marathons, and full marathons.

Devon now looks forward to joining Cornell University, while Dylan is on his way to Yale University.

Dylan mentions that he “spent a lot of time hanging out with friends, playing volleyball, and playing music.” He did not solely focus on academics but learned the value of knowing himself and his needs.

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Twin brothers Devon and Dylan Lee: Screenshot from a YouTube video

Meanwhile, officials at the Long Island high school praised Devon on his valedictorian journey, acknowledging his intense focus and hard work in completing some of the most challenging courses offered at Herricks High School.

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In a parallel vein, officials lauded Dylan for his focused and determined approach to managing a demanding course load while actively participating in numerous extracurricular activities.

The secret of their success? The twins claim their parents value education and always ask them to do their best.

Even if they fail, the Lees’ parents expect them to have tried their best. Devon adds he tackles everything with an “open mind” and wishes to learn from everyone.

Maya Bennett