Seeing double….and triple

A look into the life of two out of the ordinary families


Photo courtesy of Avery Jones

Growing up together freshmen Avery, Abby and Michael Jones experienced life a little differently than most students. Going through school together for their whole lives the Jones’s had an easier start to high school than most, since they got placed in the same qt. “Being a triplet can be annoying at times but mostly fun,” Avery Jones said. “I like that I always have someone there for me.”

Riley Kramolisch, Staff Reporter

Starting off the new school year, freshmen come into this high school experience with no one by their side, but for freshmen Luke and Laney Gilliard this was different. Growing up with a twin can’t possibly be an easy task, but the Gilliard siblings make the most of every moment.

Being a part of the 3.21% of the population of twins born every year, fraternal twins are the most common type of set. Along with the similarities that come with being a fraternal twin there are many more differences between these two, such as the personality traits and interest they each have.

“There aren’t many similarities between us, we are kind of opposite in every way,” Luke Gilliard said. “You have to share everything as you grow up, but for us it was a little different being different genders it’s always been opposites, we never had to share clothes or anything like that.”

With how uncommon the chances of being a twin are, the chances of being triplets is even less common. The rarity of that opportunity brought triplets Avery, Abby and Michael Jones into the world bringing triple the amount of stress, fun, and chaos. Experiencing life with not just one close sibling, but two brings a lot of activities and busyness.

“I feel like life without my siblings wouldn’t be as action-packed,” Avery Jones said. “We are constantly busy and everyone is always rushing to get somewhere but without my siblings that would disappear.”

Sticking together throughout high school the Jones and Gilliard’s were both placed in Speech and Forensics teacher Jennirfer Jerome’s quality time. The confusion of one pair could be a lot for someone, but Jerome makes the most of it.

“I truly haven’t gotten to notice the similarities and differences in each of them yet since it is still the beginning of the year,” Jerome said. “I do have Avery in Speech class and I have accidentally called her Abby on occasion.”

Even though the similarities of the siblings throw people off, the siblings make the most of it. Getting to grow up with someone so close to your side makes life a little easier. Throughout high school the siblings will each find their own interest and get involved in other activities, but at the end of the day they will always go back to each other.