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Identical twins Britney and Bethany are high school seniors. Growing up, both had to overcome challenging learning disorders that severely delayed basic speech development. "They could hardly speak," says Jinohn, the twins' older sister. "They struggled a lot with being made fun of in class. ... A lot of times they would cry and cry. They felt like they were always behind. They failed a lot of classes. They couldn't write a complete sentence, much less an entire essay."
Britney and Bethany surprised everybody and aimed for the seemingly impossible—they were determined not only to finish high school, but to graduate at the top of their class. And they succeeded! "Both Britney and Bethany have been on the honor roll every semester they've been at high school," says Dr. Lehmanowsky, the twins' high school principal, "and currently, as seniors, they rank in the top 10 percent of their class."