Iowa School Sets Guinness Record, Has 16 Sets of Twins

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By Kelly Maricle, WHO, Courtesy CNN

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — This year’s freshman class at Valley Southwoods in West Des Moines is getting world-wide attention after setting a Guinness World Record.

The school has set the new record for Most Twins in the Same Academic Year at One School. Valley Southwoods has 16 sets of twins, which beats the previous record of 13 held by Pomperaug High School in Connecticut.

One of the twins’ parents noticed the abnormally high number of twins in the class and brought it to the attention of administrators. They looked into the record and decided to apply to the Guinness Worlds Records in late 2011.

The twins are a mix of fraternal and identical and make up part of the 711 students enrolled at the school.

The twins are Hanna and Julia Anderson, Quintin and Mason Barr, Megan and Hannah Baysinger, Hannah and Noah Clark, Jade and Logan Davis, Roman and Giavanna Dean, Hunter and Carson Feldman, Anna and Samuel Freihage, Jacob and Jeffrey Goetz, Emma and Sara Goff, Cole and Logan Harvey, Emily and Allison Kacer, Joseph and Joshua McVey, Cole and Cory Mullins, Kaylee and Kyle Olson and Kayla and Lauren Phalen.

Take a look at a story done by Dan Winters when the school initially applied for the Guinness World Record.