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Growing up short was never an option


February 8, 2020

The Johnsons - Blair, Amelia, Ethan, Victoria, and Martina

by Jeff Olsen

Amelia and Victoria, the daughters of Blair and Martina Johnson, could only dream of being ordinary girls - shorter than the boys in grade school and high school.

Alas, nobody is short in their family. Doug Flutie, the famous Boston College quarterback never got taller than five-nine.

Heck, the girls were that tall by the eighth grade.

The Johnson sisters - athletes and scholars with the nicknames of Mel and Vic - stand out in a crowd.

Amelia Johnson, a 2016 Roseau High School graduate, attends Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she plays D-I volleyball.

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