3 sets of twins and 4 cousins set to graduate in the same class
When it comes to graduation, the Moffat County High School Graduating Class of 2009 is holding three pairs, and four-of-a-kind.
With twins Tawni and Tasha Bullock, Cody and Casey McClanahan, and Hannah and Lucas Terrill about to receive their diplomas, three pairs of siblings will graduate from the school.
To add to the family connections, cousins Makinzie Bretches, Chayton Owens, Ethan Robinson and Jory Steele will graduate at the same time.
Each set of twins is completely different – there are identical twins, brothers, and a boy-girl combo.
The cousins are just as diverse – including a varsity basketball player, a Colorado Northwestern Community College graduate, a varsity football defensive tackle and a volleyball player.
Tawni and Tasha Bullock, the only identical twins, will be separated for the first time next year as Tasha heads to Mesa State College in Grand Junction, and Tawni will attend CNCC.
“It’s a little chaotic,” Tasha said.
“She’s excited about it, I’m not,” Tawni said.
It will be the first time the pair has been split up, and both will enter separate fields.
“We may look the same,” Tasha said.
“But, we have completely different personalities,” Tawni said.
For Cody and Casey McClanahan, their paths couldn’t be any more different.
Casey will attend Arizona State University for broadcast journalism, and Cody will join the Navy.
“I’ll be happy,” Casey said.
“It’ll be weird,” Cody said.
The pair plans to keep in touch with phone calls but probably not daily check-up calls.
For Hannah and Lucas Terrill, the only boy-girl combo on the MCHS list of twins, a little space might be a good thing.
“It will be good to go to different schools,” Hannah said. “There have been some rough times – we argue a lot.”
Lucas will attend Mesa State College, and Hannah will attend Johnson and Wales University College of Culinary Arts in Denver.
Apart from different classes, it will be the first time the two have been separated, Lucas said.
“We’re used to having each other around,” he said.
“It will be weird not seeing each other every day,” Hannah said.
The combo of cousins – Bretches, Owens, Robinson and Steele – also will be headed in separate directions.
Bretches will travel to California to attend beauty school, Owens will attend CNCC in Rangely, Robinson will stay and work in Craig, and Steele will attend the diesel technician program at CNCC in Craig.
The group of cousins remained close through high school.
“We have a lot of fun together,” Robinson said.
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