Conrady Boasts 17 Sets of Twins; One Set of Triplets
If a stroll down the brightened hallways of Conrady Junior High School has you seeing double, no need to make an appointment with the ophthalmologist.
Your eyes are fine and you don't need glasses. Conrady has 17 sets of twins enrolled in the school this year and one set of triplets. There was another set of twins, but the family moved out of the district over Christmas break.
Only one of the sets of twins is identical: Eighth-graders Kamil and Kuba Szczepanik. They are a spitting image of each other. Even their friends can't always tell them apart. "We sometimes play tricks on our friends, which is kind of fun," said Kuba, well at least I think it was Kuba. "We're always here for each other, even though we have our own friends we hang out with."
Emma and Julia Mikula aren't the only set of twins in their family. They have an older brother and sister who are 18 and a younger brother aged 7.
"We're friends," said Emma, although not best friends all the time. "We have our own group of friends we spend time with."
Julia said the "best part" of being a twin is having a triple bunkbed that they share with their younger brother. "My brother gets to sleep on top."
For fraternal twins Jake and Emma Sherry, being a twin means having a built-in friend. "We do have our own separate friends, though," Jake said. "Sometimes she hangs out with my friends and sometimes I hang out with her friends."
For Waleed, Yousef and Khaled Alwan, being a triplet means you have instant protection. "No one messes with us," said Waleed, the oldest by five seconds. "It's just nice being around each other. We hang out and play XBox together."
Yousef, the youngest, sasid the brothers share some of the same friends, but also have some of their own. "As brothers, we are always there to help each other out," he said.
The Alwans also have two older sisters and an older brother.
The rest of the twins at Conrady include: Brady and Isabella Rita, Nigel and Nolan Wilson, Amanie and Fatima Alimrany, Diego and Edgar Collins, Aidan and Devin Conroy, Layth and Leena Jodeh, Daniel and Kristian Zajac, Dominika and Natalia Klejka, Mia and Noah Robinson, Arya and Aryan Patel, Catherine and Elizabeth Purk, Karim and Rania Sayyahin, Abigail and Allison Schmidt and Maya and Jack Malinowski.