Together but Separate


Lucy Schaefer, Editor-In-Chief

Twins and triplets are very rare and special types of siblings. Not only do they share a birthday, but they have an indescribable connection. These special individuals have a “built-in best friend” in their other sibling, and often enjoy each other’s company. However, time moves fast and before they know it, it is time to start thinking about college.

Every individual is different, with different interests. The same goes for twins and triplets. Therefore, the possibility of them going to different colleges post-high school grows as they get older. At West, we have three sets of these unique siblings, the Saylor twins, Maddie and Katy, the Martin triplets, Asher, Sona, and Reyna, and the Garver twins, Megan and Holly. All of these individuals are going to different schools than their other sibling(s).

The Martin triplets are renowned at Lakota West. They are athletic and are involved in sports, but are also some of the top students in their class. Asher, a tennis player, and cross country runner is planning on attending the University of Cincinnati in the DAAP program for Architecture. Sona is planning on attending Baylor University in the University Scholars program, a part of the Honors College. Sona gets to create her own major as a part of the program, focusing on English, Medical Humanities, and Health Science Studies on the Pre-Med track. Reyna is committed to The Ohio State University, looking to major in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Sona is traveling out of state to Texas for college and describes leaving her siblings as “very weird but very exciting. I think it’s going to be good for us because we’ve been together our whole lives. But I’m going to miss them a lot,” Sona says on leaving her siblings. Sona also says that she is excited about “people knowing me as just Sona and not as one of the Martin triplets, and not constantly being compared to them.”

The Saylor twins are also well known at the high school, participating in athletics and extracurricular activities built and fit to their strengths. Maddie, a varsity lacrosse player and cross country runner, is going to The Ohio State University to study Engineering. Maddie, is also doing ROTC to branch into the Army, and is going to Ohio State on a full tuition scholarship. Katy, an incredible artist, is planning on attending the University of Cincinnati in the DAAP program for Communication Design. “I think it’ll be hard losing someone who understands exactly how I’m feeling. It’s just hard to leave family in general, but also my best friend,” Maddie says.

The Garver twins also have had a large impact on the high school through extracurriculars. Megan, who is heavily involved in Lakota West theater, is attending The Ohio State University for Hospitality Management. Closer to home, Holly is looking to attend Miami University to study Studio Art & Fashion. 

The West Press wishes the twins, triplets, and their families the best of luck as they embark on this new chapter of life!