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DOUBLED UP AT ANCLOTE

Go ahead, count them. Twenty kids making up 10 sets of twins _ all attending the same school.

It took awhile for it to dawn on Teresa Herzog that there appeared to be a multitude of the pairs at Anclote Elementary School. As Anclote's Parent Involvement Coordinator, she's in charge of rounding up names for those who have been named Student of the Month at her school.

"I was going through the list of names and realized that we had a lot of twins," said Herzog who just happens to be the mother of a set of her own _ Baylee and Matthew, who recently celebrated their eighth birthday.

When she first contacted us, she estimated that there were six pairs, then the number grew to eight and finally 10 with four sets being of the identical sort.

That's worth a picture or two, we thought. Or maybe five.

The kids were happy to comply.

It doesn't seem to matter if you're one of a matched set. When it comes to being a twin, the conversation always gets around to who came first.

"Matthew's 30 minutes bigger than me," said 7-year-old Sarah Koehli, when asked what it was like to be a twin.

"I'm one minute older than Matthew," Baylee Herzog piped in about her sibling.

Being a twin can be nice because you always have a friend your own age. Then there's the fun of it, especially if you're half of an identical pair.

"It gets kind of crazy," said Kevin Pinero of his identical twin status. "Because everyone always mixes us up. They always call me Kirk."

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