Multiple sets of twins, triplets leaves school seeing double


photo or infographic by Heather Jackson

TWO PEAS IN A POD. seniors Bryce and Stephanie Keele take a moment from fighting to take a sweet picture. Being six minutes older, Stephanie enjoys the status of oldest twin.

Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Twinkies. Double trouble. The Trebles. The Triple Threats. The Tricklets. 

No matter what they are called, twins and triplets are not as rare as some may think. There is no shortage of twins in the school. Fraternal twins, identical twins and even a set of triplets walk the halls on a daily basis. The secrets they keep, the talents they share, and how truly identical these twins and triplets could be, is what makes this so exciting. 

Starting off the school year with fresh new classes, with the exception of having the exact same schedule between twins. 

DOUBLE TROUBLE. On a family vacation in Estes Park Colorado, seniors Ian Conatser and Macey Conatser take a quick picture together.

“Yes, Lauren and I have the same schedule,” junior Lindsey Hues said. “I would say it is going pretty good because we are able to help each other with our assignments and work together.”

The talents that these triplets could possibly share together is a factor that impacts the spirit of the school. 

“Well we do participate in the same activities sports wise,” freshman Tripp Henager said. “I do them with my brothers when I’m in the mood, but for video games, yes we usually play the same games together. Me and my brothers all have our different majors that we want to do in school.” 

Competing against one another is something that most twins and triplets continuously do without having a second thought. 

“Lindsey and I both play softball together,” junior Lauren Hues said. “This pushes us to compete against each other and become better.” 

While there are identical twins that have but maybe a couple of differences that make them stand out, some twins were born fraternal and are full of differences. 

“I am left handed and Ian is right handed,” senior Rachel Smith said. “I am older than him by three minutes.” 

Some of these differences are what make twins from other families so similar, just from the way they were born. 

“I am right handed and Stephanie is left handed,” senior Bryce Keele said. “I am the youngest by six minutes.”

SEEING DOUBLE. On school picture day, twins juniors Lauren and Lindsey Hues take a picture with fellow junior Lainey Niederhofer. (photo or infographic by Abel Rogers)

Making their mark of their own is something that all twins and triplets go through, leaving the differences to become their similarities. 

“We don’t have twin telepathy,” senior Ian Smith said. “And we don’t look the same, but we are both very smart and hardworking individuals.” 

The curious question that goes through everyone’s mind, “do they have twin telepathy?”

“When we had classes together we always raised our hands to answer or ask the same questions,” senior Stephanie Keele said. “I would say we have some twin telepathy, especially since we understand each other on a different level.”