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Two sets of twins set to graduate

Two sets of twins set to graduate

GATE CITY, Va. - Graduation day is fast approaching for our region's high school seniors.

At Gate City High School it may get a bit confusing for those attending, as two sets of twins will be among the class of 2014.

A set of twin sisters have excelled in athletics and a set of identical twin brothers have excelled in academics, graduating first and second in their class.

It was a proud day for faternal twins Morgan and Jordan Goce, basketball standouts at Gate City High School. Amazingly, both are signing scholarships to play their college basketball at Milligan College.

Being so close since birth, you might think they may have chose different roads to travel when it came to college -- but not these two. "When it comes down to it, we knew that Milligan was where we needed to be and wanted to be. It's the best fit for me," Morgan said.

"The same for me. I didn't want to play without Morgan either. We've played together so long that I wanted to play with my sister," Jordan added.

On the other side of the same coin, identical twins Tucker and Tanner Alley have decided different roads when it came to college. Tucker plans to go to the University of Tennessee. "I just now decided where I'm going last week. I waited to the last minute," Tucker said.

"I've been planning for months to go to Lincoln Memorial University," Tanner said.

There's another difference, be it ever so slight; the twin brothers are graduating first and second in their class. "I'm number one," Tucker proudly announced.

So who was first born? "Me," laughed Tanner. "We're really competitive, lots of hard work and fighting each other pretty much."

But for the identical twins, it will be the first time they've chosen different paths. "We've always lived together, been around each other pretty much all the time. It'll be different, but we can do it," the twins said.

Each has different interests for college -- Tucker will study chemical engineering and Tanner biology. Another difference: one drives a car, the other a truck.

So did they ever try to switch identities? "One time in elementary school we switched classes and they didn't have a clue. We had to tell the teacher. I was going to take a test for him but I figured I'd mess it up. That was the only time," Tanner admitted.

Had the two gone to same college, there would have been plenty of time to confuse some professors.

We also found out there are four sets of twins at the high school and about 10 throughout the school system.

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