Twins, Triplets And Quadruplets Graduating From Tates Creek

The first weekend in June is for tossing graduation caps for public high school students in Lexington.  At Tates Creek, get ready for a double take, because the Comodores’ class of 2014 includes a set of quadruplets, triplets and six sets of twins.

For Eric Jackson, a Tates Creek High School teacher and co-sponsor of the senior class, they’re easy to keep straight.

"Once you get to know them their individual distinctive personalities come through," said Jackson.

Elisha and Pacific Mutayongwa are among them.    Soccer-playing Pacific is actually older than Elisha, who has chosen wrestling as his sport.

"When people look at us, they ask, ‘is that your big brother because he looks way bigger than me,’ " said Pacific.  "I tell them, no he is my twin brother."

They are two of seven boys in their family.  They’ve been by each other’s side every step of the way from where they were born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to a refugee camp in Uganda to Tates Creek High School.

"To have someone you were born with that you share a lot of things together, and you know you are going together and do some things that are alike is really awesome," said Pacific.

Both speak five languages and said, twins don’t typically run in their family.

"Our mom, when she got married said she wanted twins," explained Elisha.

Pacific is going to Lindsey Wilson in Cincinnati and Elisha is staying in Kentucky at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

"I’m going to miss him a lot.  I always have someone by my side I will be missing him so much," said Pacific.

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