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13th Annual Dawson Double Day Celebrates Twins

May 06, 2016 07:43AM ● By Audrey Sellers

If you think you’re seeing double at Dawson Middle School (DMS), your eyes aren’t fooling you; the school has an astonishing 26 sets of twins. Last week, seventh-grade science teacher Sheryl Sides celebrated these twins through the 13th annual Dawson Double Day. 

At the event, the 26 sets of twins joined their seventh-grade peers for an Oprah-style show complete with discussion, twin trivia and a fun Q&A session.

“I love watching our students observe the twins’ behavior, as they finish each other’s sentences, elaborate on what they love and hate about being twins, and expound on their mutual experiences as twins,” says Sides. “I’m fascinated with their fascination!”

There are 19 sets of twins in seventh grade and seven sets in eighth grade. DMS hopes to break the Guinness world record for “the middle school with the most sets of twins in one academic year.” The last record was established in 2013, with the school on record having 25 sets of twins.

Sides started Dawson Double Day as a fun lesson on twins. It’s a topic she teaches in her science class, and it’s something she knows well personally, too. “My sisters are identical mirror twins,” she says. “I grew up spending a lot of time with my aunt and uncle, who are also twins.”

Will sets of twins land DMS in the Guinness Book of World Records? Southlake Style will keep you updated.