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Triplets born prematurely set to graduate at top of class

In this April 30, 2016 photo, Barrie Braschler stands next to her daughters, from left, Baye Lee, Jenna and Allie in their home in Grand Rapids, Mich. Triplets born 15 weeks premature in 1997 are set to graduate at their top of their class at Saugatuck High School in late May. The trio has also served as class president, vice president and treasurer in their senior year, among other activities. (Nick Gonzales/The Grand Rapids Press via AP) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
May 06, 2016 - 6:10 AM

SAUGATUCK, Mich. - Triplets born 15 weeks premature in 1997 are set to graduate at their top of their class at a western Michigan high school.

The Grand Rapids Press (http://bit.ly/1TLUBHZ ) reports Baye Lee, Jenna and Allie Braschler will graduate as the top three students in their class at Saugatuck High School later this month. The trio has also served as class president, vice-president and treasurer in their senior year, among other activities.

The sisters each weighed less than 2 pounds when they were born in October 1997, and were given survival rates between 50 to 70 per cent. The three were kept in the neonatal centre of a hospital for 333 days combined.

The Braschlers are set to go to colleges in different states in the fall.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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