Fantastic Four! Quadruplet Brothers Accepted to both Harvard and Yale

Toni Houston
April 8, 2017

It was just a normal day at track practice until the Wade quadruplets learned they all got in to two of the most prestigious universities in the country.

As most college-bound high school students know, getting into an Ivy League school is beyond competitive. Most applicants get rejected - but, in one OH family, four brothers all found out they had been accepted to both schools this week.

According to the Post, it was Aaron's brother Nick who found out the good news on his applications first, late one afternoon during track practice last week. "I don't think it has sunk in yet". Lakota East High School principal Suzanna Davis tells the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News that the four seniors epitomize academic focus but are well-rounded, "great young men" with individual personalities.

"Honestly, to have one child from a family be accepted to a school like this is awesome", Zach said. "But for all four to be accepted-I just don't, I don't know how it happened".

"I just felt blessed at that moment", Nigel told the newspaper. "It was an unreal feeling, I guess". The list of acceptances includes Georgetown, Stanford, Duke, Johns Hopkins, and Vanderbilt University among other highly competitive institutions.

As the old saying goes, their "mama didn't raise no fools!"

"We were never told that we couldn't get somewhere", Zachary said.

According to Aaron, the brothers from Lakota East High School had applied to these schools to find a place they can thrive and contribute.

The brothers wouldn't be the first quadruplets to attend Yale together, if they take that path. Kenny, Martina, Ray and Carol Crouch all received acceptance to the school in 2009 and chose to attend in the fall of 2010, the New York Times reports. There's four, ' " Wade said.

"I remember they were doing an ultrasound and they said, 'Mr. You guys are hard workers, and the sky's the limit, '" said Zachary Wade.

At first, the Wade parents believed they were only having twins, but two weeks later discovered they were having quadruplets instead.

"It's really our parents our friends and our community who have come together and taught us how to be disciplined".

The teens haven't decided if they're going to attend one of the schools they've all been accepted to or split up, but for now, they're reveling in the joy of their accomplishments.

We're proud of the Wade quads for demonstrating true black excellence, and we wish them well in their future endeavors!

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