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NARRAGANSETTâ€”Olivia and Ana DiPrete have navigated through much of their high school education side by side, encouraging each other to excel in both academics and sport. At Narragansett High Schoolâ€™s senior graduation last night their dedication was sufficiently rewarded.
â€śOur high school experience has been really unique and exciting,â€ť said Ana DiPrete.
Olivia is the valedictorian of the 2011 Senior class at Narragansett High School. Ana is close behind at salutatorian. The twin sisters have grown up excelling at every venture to which they committed themselves. Both are All-State swimmers. Ana and Olivia are All-Division tennis players, numbers one and two in singles for the NHS Girls Tennis team respectively. They have often finished at the summit of success together, but being first or second does not hinder the relationship which they share.
â€śIt has never been a competition between us,â€ť said Ana. â€śNumber one or two doesnâ€™t matter, but we serve as motivation for each other.â€ť
The DiPrete sisters have also demonstrated their significant prowess in academics as a Valedictorians and Salutatorians often do. Their GPAâ€™s are naturally at the top of their class, sitting in the 5.0 to 5.5 range. Olivia also conducted research with the Pharmacy Department at the University of Rhode Island and was recently invited to present her findings at the national meeting of Toxicology in Washington, D.C. Their visibility among classmates is thus evident.
â€śOur class has always known us as the two who would probably be at the top. It is pretty cool,â€ť said Olivia.
Both sisters have been accepted into Brown Universityâ€™s eight-year Liberal Medical Education program, a rare accomplishment in which only fifty-five applicants are accepted worldwide. Olivia and Ana cite their fatherâ€™s hard work as a physician as a heavy influence upon their success in school.
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