Eight sets of twins will graduate from Owensboro Catholic High School this academic year out of a class of 107.
The sixteen students all agreed that it has been fun being together in such a small graduating class and that one of the perks of being with other sets of twins is the relationship that being a twin creates.
Kaylee Morris said that she is able to talk to the others about her experiences as a twin, something only twins understand.
“We don’t know what it is like to not be a twin,” Danielle Henning said.
Kaylee and her identical twin Kara said that often people cannot tell them apart and when they were in elementary school, they decided to switch seats for the day in their class.
“It was great until I got yelled at to clean my sister’s messy desk…and we took a test and I scored higher for Kara than she did for me,” Kaylee said.
Keaton Davis and his twin Bradley are mirror twins, which means they are identical and when facing each other, appear to have matching reflections. Physical features are often opposite, and the Davis twins are opposite handed and also their hearts are on opposite sides.
Using their identicalness, the twins tried to switch classes in middle school, but their religion teacher, who was also their neighbor, caught them.
The Morris sisters say that they are often compared since they both play soccer, but Kaylee said that it fuels the competition.
“Despite our competitive nature, it’s really nice to have a built in best friend that you know you can count on with you at all times,” Kaylee said.
The two plan to attend the University of Kentucky and are both thinking of going into the medical field — possibly practicing dentistry together in the future.
Keaton Davis will be attending Eastern Kentucky University working toward a criminal justice degree while his twin plans to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Isabella and Danielle Henning both will attend Indiana State University to play softball and look forward to being there together. They have played on the same teams for most of their lives and are OK with the competition.
“We do plan to room with someone else,” Danielle said.
Clara Bach and her twin brother Jack said that there are also challenges being a twin, especially when they share a car. Clara said there is always a fight on the way to school due to desire to be early and her brother still being in bed when she is ready to leave.
“The bad part is we are together constantly so we get on each other’s nerves pretty fast,” Clara said. “The good part is that I always have someone to talk to at school and at home who can relate to what’s going on.”
Clara said that while the mornings are “rough,” at night they usually talk about the day’s events, and that she hopes that they live close enough after college that they can visit each other often and that eventually, their kids can grow up together.
The Farina twins feel the same about their futures and hope that after college, when Ashlyn plans to attend the University of Louisville’s School of Engineering and Georgia plans to be at Western Kentucky University studying art and animation, they can live near each other.
“I hope we live near each other,” Ashlyn said. “At the moment I’ve never been longer than a few days without seeing her. I’d like to let college be the longest I go without seeing her all the time.”
Bethany and Jameson Mayfield also plan to attend college in different cities and don’t have plans to be in the same city in the future. Since they are fraternal twins, Bethany says that they can’t trick people, but that she has come to the rescue in signing forms for their dad if Jameson forgets to get it signed, and that he wakes her if she oversleeps.
Jameson said that it has been nice having help with his homework from Bethany, but that it “gets old” when people compare them.
“We’re on complete opposite ends of the spectrum,” Bethany said.
Grace and Claire Hauke both view their relationship positively.
“I’ve loved attending school with Claire,” Grace said. “It is nice to always have someone to study with. The only negative is when she gets a higher test score.”
Both plan to live in the same town after college and are currently looking at attending the same college.
The Clouse twins, Rudy and Elisa don’t plan to go to college in the same city and are unsure of their plans.
While the twins all laugh at annoying habits, in the end, they agreed on the strength of their relationships.
“Even though twins and siblings in general are annoying sometimes, it’s the best thing ever having someone who’s there for you and who’s got your back and someone you get to grow up with,” Georgia said.