Horanic twins graduate at the top of their class at Liberty High School

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The top two students are a set of fraternal twins who have worked side by side to reach their goals. (KFSN)

It was graduation day on Thursday for seniors at Liberty High School in Madera Ranchos, and for the class of 2015, the top two students are a set of fraternal twins who have worked side by side to reach their goals.

Sydney and Emma Horanic were born a minute apart and have taken the same path in high school:
  • Both lettering in track and field, cross country, and soccer.
  • The twins had identical schedules the past two years.
  • Together, are members of the Key Club, Academic Decathlon and CSF.


Only 1/100th of a point separates their GPA. Sydney's is a 4.35 and Emma's is a 4.34, but their future goals are not at all similar.

Sydney will study cell and micro biology at U.C. Berkeley, and 300 miles away at U.C. Santa Barbara, Emma is double majoring in environmental studies and aquatic biology.

"I just want to go down a path where I know I'm helping people," said Emma Horanic.

Both admit being apart will be an adjustment, but they're looking forward to a break from the never ending twin jokes. "As you grow up people still do it gets to you after a while," said Sydney Horanic.

The twins also agree, they'll miss their tight knit community.

"I'm sad to leave friends but happy to leaving high school, said Emma.

"On a good note too, one and two, is not that bad," said Sydney.

And after all the graduates picked up their diplomas Thursday night, these sisters have grand plans to make sure they don't break the very special bond they've formed through the years.

"We love each other so we will definitely talk to each other, it's just gonna be different," said Sydney.

"A good different. I'm excited," said Emma.
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