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Identical Twins on Wheeling Park Homecoming Court

October 11, 1990

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) _ Picking the Wheeling Park High School homecoming queen may take a second look. Two of the 10 candidates are identical twins.

The contest is the first head-to-head battle for 17-year-old seniors Amy and Elizabeth McKinley.

″We don’t care who gets it,″ Amy said. ″As a matter of fact, we don’t feel like we are competing against each other.″

The winner will be named during halftime at Friday’s football game with Oak Glen at Wheeling Island Stadium.

The twins said they have grown to look more like each other as they near adulthood.

″We can’t get away with switching places at home,″ Elizabeth said. ″We usually don’t trick many people in person, but we can confuse them with our voices.″

The two tried switching classes in the fifth grade, but the trick failed when they began laughing uncontrollably.

Both are interested in politics. Their father is state Delegate David B. McKinley, the state Republican Party chairman.

Elizabeth wants a career in math and Amy is interested in communications, physical therapy and interior design.

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