eight units of twins attend Cayuse Prairie College

Feb. 5—One set of twins attending the identical faculty is likely to be particular however eight units at a rural faculty with a complete enrollment of about 300 college students appears fairly outstanding.

These an identical and non-identical twins attend Cayuse Prairie College, the place it isn’t the primary time a number of units have been enrolled directly within the kindergarten via eighth-grade faculty. Cayuse Prairie Principal Amy Piazzola recalled it taking place no less than as soon as earlier than. Leafing via a 2014-15 yearbook, Piazzola was stunned to depend seven units of twins.

This yr, the twins are in grades third via seventh, and 5 of the eight units have attended Cayuse Prairie since kindergarten.

What do the scholars like about being a twin?

“That we had been born with a good friend,” mentioned fourth-grader Quora Roe, sitting subsequent to her twin Teaghan.

Her sentiment was expressed by a number of of her fellow college students.

Fourth-grader Jack Ringhofer mentioned he thinks being a twin is particular as a result of he and twin Lily had been born the identical day one minute aside.

“I do not assume that occurs fairly often,” he mentioned.

Twins on the faculty embody third graders Jack and Jason Jessop, fifth graders Ingrid and Annika Scott, third graders Ethan and Rylan Harmon, third graders Evan and Charlie Dowell, fourth graders Quora and Teaghan Roe, fifth graders Alex and Stephanie Gurtcheff, fourth graders Lily and Jack Ringhofer, and center schoolers Timber and Madisyn Williams.

In accordance with 2021 delivery knowledge from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, 114,161 of three,664,292 births registered within the U.S. had been twins, or 3%.

For fifth-grader Alex Gurtcheff, he likes having a sibling, Stephanie, who is identical age and in the identical class. Aside from two different units of twins, the opposite pairs are positioned in several school rooms. With so many twins positioned in several school rooms, some have develop into shut pals with one another’s twin, together with third-graders Ethan and Rylan Harmon and Charlie and Evan Dowell.

Having a twin retains boredom at bay. Whether or not it is enjoying video games, stepping into laughing suits, sharing pursuits and actions like snowboarding, swimming and dancing, or, on the flip facet, squabbling as siblings do and attempting to agree on issues like what film to look at.

After all, not all twins are precisely the identical in both character or look. Whereas sharing likes and dislikes over lunch it grew to become evident who was extra talkative of every pair, with one third-grader expressing that he loves to speak and it is considered one of his favourite issues to do exterior of consuming and ingesting.

Outdoors the plain brother and sister fraternal twins, Piazzola mentioned there are sufficient variations in look for lecturers to discern who’s who, specifically in height. Nevertheless, for individuals who do not see them on daily basis, the variations aren’t all the time apparent and one set of an identical twins normally gown in an identical garments, she mentioned.

On the finish of the day, “It is like having a standard sibling,” center schooler Madisyn Williams mentioned.

Reporter Hilary Matheson could also be reached at 758-4431 or [email protected].

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