If you think you are seeing double at Iowa Lakes Community College you probably are.
There are currently six sets of twins and one set of triplets enrolled in classes this fall. While many students bring a classmate or friend to college, these students brought a sibling or two. Two of the sets of twins – the Schneekloths and Dvoraks – and the set of triplets, the Howings, each have another sibling currently enrolled at Iowa Lakes giving new meaning to “being a part of the Iowa Lakes family.”
Janae Howing, the second born of the triplets from Wallingford says “I chose to attend Iowa Lakes Community College because it was close to home and I know the college well. It is less expensive and has lots of scholarships to offer.” Her brothers, Aaron and Ethan, both chose to enroll in Criminal Justice classes while older brother, Justin, is enrolled in the Environmental Studies program. All four Howings are looking to continue their education at South Dakota State University.
Lexi and Lacey Schneekloth from Jackson, Minn., both enrolled at Iowa Lakes to complete their general courses. Lexi, the oldest of the twins, is now going into the Wind Energy & Turbine Technology program and then plans to continue at a four-year college. Lacey’s education goal includes a baccalaureate degree in Art after graduating from Iowa Lakes. Lexi and Lacey are also members of the Iowa Lakes Women’s Volleyball team.
Nate and Nick Lawrence, twins from Danville, New Hampshire, found their way from the East Coast to study Criminal Justice and wrestle for the Lakers. Nate, the oldest twin, plans to go on to a four-year college and earn a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement. Nick plans to transfer as well and to play football at the next level.
Megan and Ashley Dvorak, twins from Curlew, come from the Laurens-Marathon School district and share a passion for music. Megan chose Iowa Lakes because of the strong Journalism and Photography program and Ashley chose to study Environmental Studies. Both intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree after graduating from Iowa Lakes.
Other Iowa sets of twins enrolled at Iowa Lakes include: Austin and Ethan Millard from Milford; Jacob and Tyler Pearson from Marcus; and Ali and Casey Sievert from Estherville.
It is said that twins and triplets share a special bond that only multiples can experience. It is obvious when spending any time with these twins/triplets that they are extremely close and share that special sibling bond.