Twins prefer unique perspectives despite similar genes


Sophia Libonate

Senior twins Sophia and Isabella Libonate enjoy time together on a Disney Cruise in December 2019.

Braden Ward, Staff Writer

With about one in every 250 births resulting in a set of twins, some are bound to make their way into the same classroom. While some primary schools restrict twins from attending the same class, generally those restrictions change in high school.

“[Sophia and I] both went to Kemps Landing, and we only had two classes together in eighth grade,” said senior Isabella Libonate. “So when it was pretty common in high school, we had to get used to it.”

Twins do not take the exact same classes as some might think. 

“We have had a couple of classes together, usually around one every year,” said senior Sophia Libonate. “We can get a little competitive with test grades and such, but everything is usually pretty normal.”

While Sophia and Isabella do not do class work or homework together, they still help each other when the other needs assistance. 

“We definitely ask each other questions when one of us doesn’t understand something; however, not as often as you would think because we take some different classes and have different teachers,” said Sophia. 

People may assume that twins are the same person, or spend time together often, but that stereotype only holds true to an extent. 

“We’re close, but not extremely close like other twins, being fraternal twins and opposite genders,” said senior Stephen Kelley. “[Maren] focuses on school more, and I’m more into track.”

While Stephen and Maren may not seem as close in school, their presence within school helps them get through their busy schedules. 

“It’s nice to have that family element when I’m at school. Even though we don’t hang out all the time, I know we’re there for each other,” said Maren. “Being at the same school helps us spend time together on busy days when we might not be able to see each other when we’re at home.”