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Long Island kids turn 12 on 12-12-12
Courtney Biernick, an 11-year-old from East Northport loves the number 12. Her street address starts with 12, her basketball jersey number is 12 and she's also turning 12 on 12-12-12.
Although Wednesday is a normal "hump" day for most people, some 11-year-olds will be celebrating a very special birthday.
Turning 12 on 12-12-12 is quite a rarity and won't happen again for another 100 years. Some Long Island tweens are excited about the "coolness" factor of this special day.
Biernick is heading out for a hibachi dinner and celebrating with friends over the weekend.
Here's what some kids think about celebrating their 12th birthday on 12-12-12:
*Natalia Mahoney, an 11-year-old from Locust Valley Middle School can see herself when she's a mom pulling out the newspaper and saying: "'Look, that's when I turned 12 on 12-12-12' and my children will be so excited. I'm also the only one in my entire family that has a birthday like this," she said.
*Matthew McCaffery, an 11-year-old from Howitt Middle School in Farmingdale will be playing in his basketball team's game on his 12th birthday but will celebrate with friends and family over the weekend.
*Kyrie Lawson, an 11-year-old from West Babylon said: "My birthday is special to me because I'm the only student in my school turning 12 on this date. Since it's so close to Christmas I get a double dose of presents in one month!"
*Jenna Aluska, an 11-year-old from Lindenhurst was born at 12:21 a.m. on 12-12-12. "I love my birthday because I love going to Manhattan in the winter to see all the flashing lights, go ice skating with my friends, drinking hot chocolate and playing in the snow," she said.
Take a look at other Long Island tweens turning 12 on 12-12-12 (click photo to launch slideshow)