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Teacher Sees Double Double Double Double

September 4, 1991

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) _ The first day of school can be confusing enough for teachers confronted with new faces, but kindergarten teacher Michelle McGanty saw double, double, double and double.

Four sets of identical twins showed up Tuesday in McGanty’s classroom at St. Cecilia School. Three sets of twins - four girls and two boys - attend her afternoon session, and twin brothers attend her morning class.

The problem of telling one from another is compounded because students at the parochial school wear uniforms.

But several of the twins are missing some teeth.

″I have them smile a lot,″ the first-year teacher said. ″It’s really the only way I can tell them apart.″

″I’m hoping their parents will let them wear different hair bows or maybe different shoes,″ she said.

McGanty said the children’s parents wanted the siblings kept together.

The twins are Madeline and Meghan Gregg, 5; Peter and Paul Nistler, 5; Christopher and Michael McKay, 5; and Alexandra and Theresa Orazio, 6.

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