Top Universities Accept All 4 Ohio Quadruplets

Harvard, Yale both want the 'Fantastic Four'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 6, 2017 1:43 AM CDT
Top Universities Accept All 4 Ohio Quadruplets
Lakota East seniors and quadruplet brothers from left, Zachary, Aaron, Nigel, and Nick Wade pose together at Lakota East High School in Liberty Township, Ohio.   (Greg Lynch)

Quadruplet brothers in Ohio have all been accepted at some of the nation's top universities, including both Yale and Harvard. The Wade brothers of the northern Cincinnati suburb of Liberty Township say they have been notified in recent days of acceptances from a number of notable schools. Lakota East High School principal Suzanna Davis tells the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News that the four seniors, nicknamed the "Fantastic Four," epitomize academic focus but are well-rounded, "great young men" with individual personalities.

Aaron, Nick, Nigel, and Zachary haven't made their decisions, though Aaron likes Stanford University and his three brothers are leaning toward Yale, the AP reports. Financial aid offers will likely play an important role. The youths say they are grateful to their parents and to the Lakota schools and their teachers. "It's really something we couldn't have done on our own without all the support we have had through our lives," Nick says. "It has been awesome." Their mother is a junior high school principal in the Lakota district and their father works at General Electric Co. Zachary says they have always gotten encouragement that "the sky's the limit" with their hard work. "We were never told that we couldn't get somewhere," he says. (More Ivy League stories.)

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