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Baldwinsville twins make a 'Baker's dozen'

If one set of twins is double trouble, then Baker High School's senior class certainly had its hands full.

A total of 13 sets of twins received diplomas in June as part of the Class of 2010. The school is waiting for confirmation that this is one for the books -- the Guinness Book of World Records, to be precise.

At the graduation ceremony on June 27, news outlets picked up the story about the impressive number of twins walking the stage to receive their diplomas -- 12 pairs, 24 individuals.

High School Principal Joseph DeBarbieri said the school got a phone call on June 24 from Tanja Babich of News Channel 9, who informed him that the twins may have broken the world record.

The current record for number of twins in a single graduating class is 10 pairs, set in 2007 at Raymond J. Grey Jr. High School in Acton, Mass.

After news outlets covered the story of the of twins crossing the stage that day, a secretary at the high school received a call from a parent who had children in the Baldwinsville school district.

Though 12 sets crossed the stage on graduation day, an additional pair had met graduation requirements but didn't attend the ceremony.

The Hirsh brothers attended the OCM BOCES Career Academy, which is separate from the high school.

With a confirmed 13 sets of twins in the class, DeBarbieri began planning right away to the Book of World Records.

"As soon as we knew that this was going to be a done deal, I submitted the information that we believed we had surpassed the current (record)," DeBarbieri said.

DeBarbieri said he expected the process to take 3 to 4 weeks, so a confirmation should be coming soon.

So what do the twins themselves have to say about all the hype?

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