Quadruplet brothers, Nigel, Zach, Aaaron and Nick Wade now have even more in common since all four have gotten accepted into Ivy League schools, Harvard and Yale. Before, growing up in Liberty Township, Ohio, they were called the “Wade Quads” but it has since been changed to the “Ivy League Quads.”
All four got word of their acceptance into the schools while at track practice.
“I was just stunned,” said Nigel to NBC News. “I was speechless because I didn’t think, I couldn’t believe that it was actually happening and I actually got in.”
The boys’ mother, Kim Wade, a junior high school principal, said she found out about her sons’ acceptance while at work.
“I was at work like always when they texted us with the news and then I was home, like, when the last one came in, you know. “And I remember I think reading that, “Oh, my goodness. All of them, you know, got in?”
The Wade parents have been grooming their sons for a successful future since they were kids by teaching them the importance of education. The young men also played sports such as football and soccer while staying focused on their school work.
Their father, Darrin Wade, an electrical engineer, says he hasn’t checked his sons’ homework since they were in third grade. This is because he’s confident in his sons’ resources and abilities. It seems to have paid off since neither child has ever brought home a grade lower than a ‘B.’
“It’s not so much about, you know, the numbers as it is, I’m going to, you know, try and actively learn this,” said Aaron.
“And I feel like that’s been the goal for all of us, is to be active learners, not just, you know, grade chasers.”
In addition to all four getting accepted into Harvard and Yale, the 18-year-old high school seniors at Lakota East High School got into other top schools as well. Nigel was accepted into Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt, Aaron and Nick got into Stanford and Aaron was also accepted by Duke and Georgetown and Zach got into Cornell.
The brothers see college as their way of establishing their own identities in life.
“I always felt like I wanted to be my own person. I didn’t like being called just one of the Wade brothers. Like, if I’m in the hallway, I wanna be called, “Hey, Zach.” Not “Hey, Quad,” or “Hey, Wade.” I like to have my own name and have my own identity,” said Zach.
“I like being able to have a responsibility for my own actions and people to see me for who I am and not just part of a bigger group.”
All four will definitely succeed in the career paths they decide to take.
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