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Sandy Valley Elementary has 13 sets of twins, triplets

Published: September 30, 2016 10:00 AM
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Is it something in the water at Sandy Valley Elementary? The school has 13 sets of multiple birth children this year, and every grade has at least one set.

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the chances of having twins is complex. The two types of twins are identical and fraternal.

Identical twins occurs in 3-4 per 1,000 births worldwide. Research shows in most cases, identical twins are not hereditary. Fraternal twins occur twice as often at 7 per 1,000 births).

The twins/triplets at Sandy Valley Elementary School include pre-schoolers Cooper and Emerson Schoeppner; kindergarteners Danika and Lydia Starcher; first graders Andrea and Samantha Weaver, Couper and Hunter Abel and Nichola and Devin Terry; second graders Leah and AJ Grigsby and Thomas and Christian Roberts; third graders Taianna and Zeyla Stevens; fourth graders Jasmin and Joanie Martin and Payton and Addison Selby and fifth graders Andrew and Matthew Neary, Andrew and Matthew Rusk and Dante, Breeli and Demi Faiello.

The students aren't the only sets of twins at the school. Jann Coates has a twin brother, Danny, and Cheryl Wilhelm has a twin brother, Cameron.


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