Illinois school boasts 24 sets of twins

In Wilmette, Illinois, Highcrest Middle School can claim the title of the most sets of twins — two dozen of them — in a single grade. Most of the twins are fraternal.

The breakdown: three sets of boy-boy twins, 11 sets of girl-girl twins

and 10 sets of boy-girl twins. The two sets of identical twins are girls. Another fun fact: In two of the pairings are twins who bridged the midnight hour and were born on different days. (AP)

This June 6, 2013 photo shows twenty-four sets of twins who are fifth-graders at Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. The school is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
This June 6, 2013 photo shows twenty-four sets of twins who are fifth-graders at Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. The school is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
This June 6, 2013 photo shows twenty-four sets of twins who are fifth-graders at Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. The school is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Jamie Flaherty, left, and her twin brother, O'Ryan, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait at the school,. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Jamie Flaherty, left, and her twin brother, O'Ryan, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait at the school,. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Jamie Flaherty, left, and her twin brother, O'Ryan, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait at the school,. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Emma Merk, left, and her twin sister, Katie, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait art the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Emma Merk, left, and her twin sister, Katie, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait art the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Emma Merk, left, and her twin sister, Katie, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait art the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Chloe Karabas, left, and her twin brother, Luke, one of the 24 sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait in Wilmette, Ill. The group is attempting to break a Guinness Book of World Records for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Chloe Karabas, left, and her twin brother, Luke, one of the 24 sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait in Wilmette, Ill. The group is attempting to break a Guinness Book of World Records for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Chloe Karabas, left, and her twin brother, Luke, one of the 24 sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait in Wilmette, Ill. The group is attempting to break a Guinness Book of World Records for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Lyla Vivian, left, and her twin sister, Tessa, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Lyla Vivian, left, and her twin sister, Tessa, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Lyla Vivian, left, and her twin sister, Tessa, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Maeve Holmberg, left, and her twin brother, Aidan, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Maeve Holmberg, left, and her twin brother, Aidan, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Maeve Holmberg, left, and her twin brother, Aidan, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Margaret DeFer, left, and her twin sister, Eleanor, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Margaret DeFer, left, and her twin sister, Eleanor, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Margaret DeFer, left, and her twin sister, Eleanor, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Luke Rogers, left, and his twin brother, Sam, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Luke Rogers, left, and his twin brother, Sam, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Luke Rogers, left, and his twin brother, Sam, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Tommy Figura, left, and his twin sister, Katherine, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Tommy Figura, left, and his twin sister, Katherine, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Tommy Figura, left, and his twin sister, Katherine, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Ryan Novosel, left, and his twin brother, Luke, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Ryan Novosel, left, and his twin brother, Luke, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Ryan Novosel, left, and his twin brother, Luke, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Summer Gaines-Wheeler, left, and her twin sister, Sydney, one of the 24 sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait in Wilmette, Ill. The group is attempting to break a Guinness Book of World Records for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Summer Gaines-Wheeler, left, and her twin sister, Sydney, one of the 24 sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait in Wilmette, Ill. The group is attempting to break a Guinness Book of World Records for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Summer Gaines-Wheeler, left, and her twin sister, Sydney, one of the 24 sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait in Wilmette, Ill. The group is attempting to break a Guinness Book of World Records for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In thias Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Zach Becker, left, and his twin sister, Mira, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In thias Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Zach Becker, left, and his twin sister, Mira, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In thias Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Zach Becker, left, and his twin sister, Mira, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill. pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Amy Zun, left, and her twin sister, Rachel, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait oat the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Amy Zun, left, and her twin sister, Rachel, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait oat the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Amy Zun, left, and her twin sister, Rachel, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait oat the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Gracie Ramsey, left, and her twin sister, Julia, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Gracie Ramsey, left, and her twin sister, Julia, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Gracie Ramsey, left, and her twin sister, Julia, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Katie Thomas, left, and her twin sister, Megan, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Katie Thomas, left, and her twin sister, Megan, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Katie Thomas, left, and her twin sister, Megan, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently sixteen sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Evan Prendergast, left, and his twin sister, Olivia, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Evan Prendergast, left, and his twin sister, Olivia, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Evan Prendergast, left, and his twin sister, Olivia, one of the twenty-four sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Nikki Rothstein, left, and her twin sister, Alexandra, one of the 24 sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently s16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Nikki Rothstein, left, and her twin sister, Alexandra, one of the 24 sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently s16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Nikki Rothstein, left, and her twin sister, Alexandra, one of the 24 sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently s16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Henry Pigott, left, and his twin brother, Evan, one of the 24 sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Henry Pigott, left, and his twin brother, Evan, one of the 24 sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 photo, Henry Pigott, left, and his twin brother, Evan, one of the 24 sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill., pose for a portrait at the school. The group is attempting to break a Guinness World record for the amount of twins in one grade which is currently 16 sets. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)

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