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.”