Aggie Corps Inducts Triple Shot

Triplets find home, comfort zone as ‘fish’

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    TK
    TAMU
    Lilliebeth, Aaron and Pollyanna Halling.

    Commentary
    by Bruce Felps

    A business, organization, or institution just can’t get much better PR than a set of triplets living and espousing its basic tenets.

    Aaron, Lilliebeth, and Pollyanna Halling of Kingwood, Texas, just started their second semester at Texas A&M University as freshman — or “fish,” as they’re known in the barrel — members of the Aggie Corps of Cadets. To them, the experience is living a dream, according to the Texas A&M University News & Information Services.

    “The leadership, discipline, tradition, dedication, and camaraderie are all things I want to take out of the corps and apply to my life forever,” Pollyanna Halling is quoted in the profile as saying.

    There will be no joke about how that seems a fitting thing to say for someone named Pollyanna … unless that was just it.

    Seriously, though, it does seem fitting for triplets who have done most everything in life together to join the Aggies Corps together. One of the three — I can’t tell them apart — said their friends growing up referred to the trio as the “Siamese Triplets,” and if anyone finds that phrase derogatory, please take it up with the Hallings.

    Anyway, hurray or huzzah or booyah — or whatever it is members of the corps say — to the Halling kids.


    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He has no strong collegiate allegiance one way or the other. Let’s just say college didn’t make a big impression on him.