By Associated Press - Thursday, May 15, 2014

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) - Four sets of twins are preparing to graduate next week from Gautier High School in south Mississippi.

That’s in a class of 213 students.

The group includes one set of identical sisters, Christaga and Chrystal Noble, who are planning to attend the University of Southern Mississippi.

Brother-sister twins Frances and Gladys Gilbert say they’re planning to enter the military, as are sisters Leah and Racheal McMeans.

Brothers Alijah and Elijah Lawrence say they plan to go to a junior college.

“It’s a blessing to have your brother graduating with you,” Elijah Lawrence said. “I’m just so glad we made it this far. We’re ready to graduate.”

Gautier graduated five sets of twins two years ago. This year’s graduating twins say they’ve enjoyed sharing their school time with their siblings.

“You have someone to relate to about your school work and all the things that come along with high school,” Racheal McMeans said of her sister.

The Gilberts say they have developed different interests. Gladys is more into sports, while Francis says “I always beat her” at academics.

“I am not in her business and she is not in mine, but we are close,” Francis Gilbert said.

The Noble twins say they only played one trick during their elementary school years, but their plan to switch places didn’t work out.

“Someone recognized us,” Chrystal Noble said with a laugh.

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