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Two of a kind

Boston is famous for its collegiate rivalries, such as the Beanpot Tournament and the Head of the Charles Regatta. This year, you could add a sibling rivalry to the mix.

That’s because Logan and Cameron Jackson — twin sisters from Lexington, Kentucky — are headed to Boston in the fall. Logan will study at Northeastern University and Cameron at Tufts University.

“We both wanted to get out of Kentucky, but we wanted to stay in the same city,” Logan said.

Cameron, Logan noted, may have already yielded in the rivalry over team mascots.

“My sister’s actually a bit jealous because Tufts’ [mascot] is a jumbo elephant, and she likes our Husky,” she said.

Logan, a high school valedictorian turned Presidential Global Scholar, plans to study engineering at Northeastern. In high school, her research on permeable concrete —and her search for substances that could absorb rainwater on the street — made a splash at national and international science fairs.

As she put it, “Now whenever I’m walking down the street on a rainy day and see water pooling on the sidewalk, I think, ‘Man, they could have used some pervious concrete.’”

Logan honed her Spanish-speaking skills in AP classes in high school and would like to study abroad or pursue an international co-op in civil engineering.

She is already familiar with Northeastern’s experiential learning model. This summer, she participated in the College of Engineering’s Summer Bridge Program, which gives incoming engineering students the opportunity to interact with students, faculty and co-op employers through a variety of activities, including a visit to a Boston-area engineering company.

“It was a great opportunity to meet my future classmates and figure out what my college classes are going to be like,” Logan said. “I’m coming to Northeastern to get real work experience on top of academics, and I’ve already started to get that.”

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