One third of class includes multiples

Notre Dame class has two sets of twins, one set of trips
CRESCO - Out of 19 students in Mrs. Sheila Slifka’s second grade class at Notre Dame Elementary, seven of them are either twins or triplets! The odds on that have got to be astronomical!
“It seems pretty rare for a small town second grade classroom,” said Slifka. “I have been teaching since 1983. This is the first time I’ve had triplets and two sets of twins in one class.”
The twins are Cate and Macie Murphy, daughters of Paul and Danea Murphy, and Griffin and Grady Ullum, children of Jason and Amanda Ullum. The triplets are Jaelynn, Easton and Journey Johnson, children of Matt and Megan Johnson.
It is only slightly difficult to tell the kids apart. Grady and Griffin are brother and sister. The triplets are two girls and a boy, and the other set of twins are both girls. “The girls look identical to me,” said their teacher. “The nametags on the desk help. However, when they aren’t at their desks, you can look at their ears. The pierced ears help.” 
Slifka continued, “Despite the similarities in looks, the second grade students have learned that God has created each of us with different personalities and talents. We hope to share our talents with others this summer.”

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