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The TWINS of the Wyoming High School Class of 2017

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SEVEN. There are seven sets of twins in the Wyoming High School Class of 2017! With only three sets of twins born in every two hundred babies in 1999 (the year in which most of these twins were born), and with 171 students in the Class of 2017, Wyoming has more than double the number of twins than likely (we are sure there is some statistical word problem in this, but post-graduation, we think this gang doesn’t need more math to contemplate). The 14 individuals may be a statistical anomaly, but they also comprise of over eight percent of the entire class so they’re a pretty big deal.

We gave all 14 individuals the same set of questions to answer, and for this alumni spotlight, we left it all in their words in an effort for you to get to know the individuals. Three sets of twins are headed to the same school next year -but four sets are not. Some of the twins answered all the questions, and some only answered a few – we left it all up to them!

Best of luck to all of these unique individuals on life’s path beyond the walls of Wyoming. Without further ado, meet the twins of the Wyoming High School Class of 2017!


Annie and Ellen Boster
Annie Boster will attend Butler University and study graphic design and interactive media.

If you and your twin are headed down different paths next year, how might that affect your journey?
It will be really weird not having Ellen with me. The longest we’ve been apart from each other is two weeks.
What do you think you will miss the most once your path takes you beyond Wyoming?
I will miss my family, my lifelong friends, and the supportive Wyoming community. Ellen Boster will attend Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Where do you think your twin will be ten years from now?
Having a lot of fun, being super successful and stylish, and running a million times faster than I ever could!
What was your biggest challenge getting through WHS?
Staying motivated and science.


Andrew and Ben Derge

Andrew Derge will attend Ohio State University and study chemical engineering.
If you and your twin are headed down different paths next year, how might that affect your journey?
I won’t have someone to cook my meals.
Where do you hope to be ten years from now?
Productive member of society.
Where do you think your twin will be ten years from now?
A carnival worker.

Ben Derge will attend Ohio State University and major in mechanical engineering.
Where do you hope to be ten years from now?
Sitting on an island with a million dollars, heck I’d rather be doing that right now. But if that’s not possible, a stable job with a family sounds nice too.
Where do you think your twin will be ten years from now?
Face down in a ditch drowning in six inches of water.
What has been your best experience or favorite memory growing up in Wyoming?
Being in Mr Allen’s class in fifth and sixth grade. Really has been downhill ever since.
What was your biggest challenge getting through WHS?
Not having a jet ski. Really made things an uphill battle.
What do you think you will miss the most once your path takes you beyond Wyoming?
The friends I have made and the sense of community that exists here, but who knows, maybe I’ll have a jet ski.
What advice would you offer younger Wyoming students about life in high school?
Get a jet ski. You won’t regret it.


Isabelle and Madeline Judge
Isabelle Judge will attend the University of Cincinnati and major in psychology.
If you and your twin are headed down different paths next year, how might that affect your journey?
It shouldn’t affect it at all.
Where do you hope to be ten years from now?
Hopefully doing a residency at a hospital.
Where do you think your twin will be ten years from now?
In school again. She wants to be a music ed teacher.
What has been your best experience or favorite memory growing up in Wyoming?
Probably just being with friends.
What was your biggest challenge getting through WHS?
Constant stress.
What do you think you will miss the most once your path takes you beyond Wyoming?
I’ll miss my friends that are still in school and are going to college at other various places.
What advice would you offer younger Wyoming students about life in high school?
High school sucks, so make friends so you guys can all complain together.

Madeline Judge will attend the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance and major in music education.
If you and your twin are headed down different paths next year, how might that affect your journey?
I think it will be hard not seeing Isabelle every day or talking to her that often - it’ll be very strange to get accustomed to.
Where do you hope to be ten years from now?
I hope to be teaching high schoolers, wherever that might be.
Where do you think your twin will be ten years from now?
Still in school, studying for some medical or psychology degree.
What has been your best experience or favorite memory growing up in Wyoming?
My best experience is probably being part of the concert band and marching band throughout the past four years.
What was your biggest challenge getting through WHS?
Being called “Isabelle” or “Judge” since no one can tell us apart.
What do you think you will miss the most once your path takes you beyond Wyoming?
I’ll miss the people I’ve gotten to know over the past 12 years and the band kids.
What advice would you offer younger Wyoming students about life in high school?
If a teacher says study, study. It’ll especially be helpful around AP exams and tests in general.


Max and Mikey Maisel
Max will attend the University of Cincinnati in the Lindner School of Business with a concentration on business entrepreneurship.
If you and your twin are headed down different paths next year, how might that affect your journey?
We are headed down different paths next year which will give us more of an opportunity to branch out and continue to develop our individuality.
Where do you hope to be ten years from now?
I hope to be living in Cincinnati, working for my Dad’s company as a financial advisor.
Where do you think your twin will be ten years from now?
I believe Mikey’s future is wide open and I think he will be excelling in music.
What has been your best experience or favorite memory growing up in Wyoming?
I think my favorite memory was hosting the first “Max Out Wiffleball Tournament” last year.
What do you think you will miss the most once your path takes you beyond Wyoming?
I will miss the brotherhood developed while playing sports.
What advice would you offer younger Wyoming students about life in high school?
Be kind, be humble, and have fun. Mikey Maisel will attend the University of Cincinnati while pursuing music.
If you and your twin are headed down different paths next year, how might that affect your journey?
I think is a good time for us to head down different paths. This will give us a chance to grow on our own.
Where do you hope to be ten years from now?
I hope to be writing music.
Where do you think your twin will be ten years from now?
I think my brother will be a financial advisor or in advertising in ten years.
What has been your best experience or favorite memory growing up in Wyoming?
I have enjoyed hanging out with all my friends over the years in this small town.
What do you think you will miss the most once your path takes you beyond Wyoming?
I will miss home.
What advice would you offer younger Wyoming students about life in high school?
Stay in school.


Carly and Chloe Shepherd
Carly will attend Shawnee State University for musical theatre.
If you and your twin are headed down different paths next year, how might that affect your journey?
I think it will be good for us to do our own things. Plus when we see each other again, we will have plenty of good stories to share!
Where do you hope to be ten years from now?
I hope to be on stage in either New York or Chicago!
Where do you think your twin will be ten years from now?
She will be an amazing nurse!
What was your biggest challenge getting through WHS?
The classes.
What do you think you will miss the most once your path takes you beyond Wyoming?
The closeness you feel when being in this community.
What advice would you offer younger Wyoming students about life in high school?
Be yourself and love yourself! Chloe will attend Xavier University and major in nursing.
If you and your twin are headed down different paths next year, how might that affect your journey?
Carly and I are best friends, so I think it’ll be a little hard at first.
Where do you hope to be ten years from now?
Ten years from now, I hope to be a surgical nurse practitioner, and traveling for my job would be nice too!
Where do you think your twin will be ten years from now?
I hope Carly will be performing on stage and doing what she loves.
What has been your best experience or favorite memory growing up in Wyoming?
Well, I moved to Wyoming in the sixth or seventh grade, and then went to the high school my freshman year, so I’d say my favorite memory of Wyoming is being welcomed by everyone when I was new.
What was your biggest challenge getting through WHS?
The biggest challenge I faced in high school was probably trying to balance homework and extracurricular activities. Eventually I figured it out!
What do you think you will miss the most once your path takes you beyond Wyoming?
Rec soccer for sure.
What advice would you offer younger Wyoming students about life in high school?
Don’t just commit your high school career to studying and getting good grades. Being with friends and having fun is also super important!


Annabelle and Grace Steiner
Annabelle will attend North Central College and major in psychology and special education. What are your plans for next year?
I plan to attend North Central College to further my academic as well as athletic career. I will play soccer and lacrosse for the school. I plan to major in special education and psychology so I could either become a school psychologist or an elementary school special education teacher.
Where do you think your twin will be ten years from now?
I think Grace will still be in med school learning how to become a bomb doctor so she can save lives. Grace is going to be a very successful woman. Grace will attend North Central College and major in biology.
What are your plans for next year?
Next year I will be going to North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. I plan on majoring in Biology, on a Pre-Med track. I will also be playing soccer and lacrosse for the college alongside my twin.
What advice would you offer younger Wyoming students about life in high school?
My advice for younger students is to make sure you take advantage of the little things that Wyoming has to offer. Whether that be the clubs or the study groups, those experiences you can’t get anywhere else.


Adin and Noah Warm
Adin will attend New York University and will spend his first year in Florence, Italy.
If you and your twin are headed down different paths next year, how might that affect your journey?
It will be different, but we are ready to leave each other and do our separate things.
Where do you hope to be ten years from now?
I have no idea. I hope to figure that out in college. Hopefully have a job I enjoy.
Where do you think your twin will be ten years from now?
Same as my answer.
What has been your best experience or favorite memory growing up in Wyoming?
The friends I have. Noah will attend the University of Colorado Boulder.
If you and your twin are headed down different paths next year, how might that affect your journey?
I think that it will be good for Adin and I to go to different schools so we can become more independent and continue to grow.
What do you think you will miss the most once your path takes you beyond Wyoming?
I will definitely miss all the friends and memories I made at Wyoming.

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