A Twin Bill: Staples Sophomores May Break World Record

Kate Beispel '13, Sports Editor

When Luke Foreman ’14 heard rumors that his own grade had the potential to set a world record, he began to research.

“I heard people talking about how the sophomore class might have the most twins out of any grade in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and decided to look into it,” said Foreman, twin of Megan Foreman ‘14.

A fellow Connecticut school—Pomperaug High School in Southbury, held the previous record of most twins in a class. Their 2009-2010 graduating senior class had 13 sets of twins.

Upon discovering this information, Foreman contacted all the twins in his grade. “I knew we had more than 13 pairs since I’ve gone to school with most of them for a while,” he said.

However, the process to get verified for the record was not an easy one. All 32 sophomores had to send in their birth certificates and verifications from independent witnesses. After Guinness approved the number of twins, a group picture was taken on April 25 at Staples. Again, an independent witness had to be present.

Verification that the Staples class of 2014 set the world record for most sets of twins is expected to come from Guinness within the next few weeks.

“When Luke informed us about the potential we had to beat the current world record I was definitely interested,” said Lily Barsanti ’14, twin of Ian Barsanti ‘14. “I’m looking forward to hearing back from the people at Guinness.

This is not the first time Staples been part of the Guinness Book of World Records. During the 2010-2011 school year, the Service League of Boys held a fundraiser where they broke the record for the most people simultaneously arm wrestling.

Staples’ success with world records has impressed students, including Katie Glick ’13. “I think it’s really cool that they’re going to break a world record,” said Glick. “I wish I was a sophomore twin.”