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Double the fun: 11 sets of twins fill Lee Hunter

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lee Hunter Elementary twins point to their siblings on the playground. This school year the Sikeston R-6 school has 11 sets of twins in its first through fourth grades. Pictured are front row, from left: MyKyla Turner, MaKayla Turner, Seth Coatney, Tara Coatney, Jackson Kuykendall and Hudson Kuykendall; second row: Miranda Witt, Megan Witt, Emma Drury, Sam Drury, Tyron Owens and Tyler Owens; and back row: Naudia Lazcano, Sierra Lazcano, Seth Steelman, Ben Steelman, Cleo Taylor, Leo Taylor, Hunter Rudisill and Kaitlyn Rudisill.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)
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SIKESTON -- This school year 11 sets of twins in first through fourth grades at Lee Hunter Elementary in Sikeston have teachers and students frequently seeing double.

Sharon Turner, secretary for Lee Hunter, said she noticed the large number of twins recently when she was working on enrollment.

"Every time I turned around, there was another set of twins," Turner said. "... In a given year, we might have one or two sets in the entire school but not 11. It's unbelievable we had that many."

Lee Hunter has one set of twins in first grade, two sets in second grade, two sets in third grade and six sets in fourth grade.

Fourth grade teacher Debbie Bard admitted she, too, was surprised by all of the sets of twins this school year.

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