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Class of 2018 Sets New Record


Max and Aubrey Lowry, one of 5 sets of twins in the Freshmen Class

When you walk through the halls of Scecina Memorial High School, you might start seeing double.  The Class of 2018 has not one, not two, but five sets of twins.

They include:

  • Max & Aubrey Lowry;
  • Hannah & Chris Higgins;
  • Craig & Ashley Shaker;
  • Annelise & Isabelle Leffler; and
  • Behira & Jaira Salgado-Soriano.

“For one small school, I think that’s quite a record,” says Kelsey Abelein, Scecina’s Director of Enrollment Management.

“High school is a lot different than grade school” said Ashley Shaker. “It’s more difficult, but also more fun.” Craig and Ashley, who only have one class together, Algebra. Both say they like being part of this unique class of freshman. “It makes us feel less weird; we always get questions like – ‘How’s it like to be a twin?’ but now it’s more normal here because a lot of people are twins,” says Craig.

You wouldn’t know some of them are, though. Out of the five sets, only two are identical. “We’re very different,” says Chris Higgins. “Exact opposites,” adds Hannah Higgins. The only similarity Chris and Hannah probably have is their birthday. Hannah is involved in music while Chris is involved in football.

Also pursuing different interests are twins Annelise and Isabelle Leffler. While Isabelle is studying French and competing for the cross country team, Annelise is learning Latin and playing volleyball, however, the girls spend at least some of their day together, singing in the school choir.

Max and Aubrey Lowry not only look different, but have very different personalities. “A lot of people don’t even know we’re twins,” says Max, “we've been in school with everyone for a while and they now just find out [that we’re twins].”

But everyone knows that Behira and Jaira Salgado-Soriano are twins. Their identical looks make it difficult to tell them apart until you get to know the girls. Behira is studying French and Honors Biology, while Jaira is interested in Spanish and 2D art.

All five sets have started off well in their first year as Crusaders. Ms. Abelein says they all have at least one thing in common, “all of these kids have transitioned into high school very well. They are working hard in their classes and getting involved in co-curricular activities.” And although they are part of a unique group, Ms. Abelein feels certain that each of these freshman will be successful and stand out in their own way – “each one has been a great edition to the Crusader Community!”

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Rita Oliver wrote:
Craig & Ashley Shaker were born on 3-28-00.

Thu, October 30, 2014 @ 8:33 PM

2. Nicole Biggs wrote:
Twins are great but a set of triplets is awesome. Nicole, Amanda,Rebecca Biggs class of 2000!!!

Fri, October 31, 2014 @ 7:53 PM

3. Eleanor Luthman Kolbus wrote:
Scecina's Class of 1960. Elaine and Eleanor Luthman. We had fun being twins at Scecina.

Anither set of twins in our class of '60 was Dick and Dot Sitzman!

Fri, October 31, 2014 @ 9:15 PM

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