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"I've had three sets of twins, four sets of twins, maybe five at the most at the other schools I've worked at but never, never anywhere close to this," said Steve Robbins, principal.
Smith County High has 12. There are six sets in the freshman class alone.
The CDC says in the late 90s when those freshmen were born, just more than 2% of all newborns were twins, but in the Owls' freshman class of only 150 students the rate is about 8%.
"Those research specialists would have to come out here and do some sort of study," Robbins said. "I can't explain it but I do know that it makes the day pretty neat and unique when you see so many of them walking the halls."
Identical twins Tierra and Tiamera Sadler share a unique bond.
"Even when we get sick we can feel the other one's sick," Tierra said.
Seniors Taylor and Zac Carter are the third generation of twins in their family.
"My dad's mom's a twin, my dad's a twin and we're twins," Zac said.
They say no matter how many twins are around in the hallways of Smith County High, they can always count on each other.
"You always know he's got your back," Zac said. "No matter what, the other one will be there for you," Taylor said.
The CDC says twin birth rates have skyrocketed in recent years. Today, one in 30 infants born is a twin.
Tuesday, March 19 2013, 10:28 PM CDT
House passes 2-year moratorium on dam barriers
May 21, 2013 19:12 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The U.S. House has passed legislation that would put a two-year moratorium on an Army Corps of Engineers plan to erect barriers to prevent people from fishing below dams on the Cumberland River.
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield heralded final passage of the Freedom to Fish Act on Tuesday. Whitfield was a leading proponent of the measure in the House.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., was co-sponsored by Sens. Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Bob Corker of Tennessee.
Whitfield said the bill thwarts, at least temporarily, an effort to "take away some of the best fishing in Kentucky." Passage of the measure, Whitfield said, allows time to work out a permanent solution.
The measure now goes to President Barack Obama for consideration.
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