Four Liberty Township, Ohio brothers, Nigel, Zach, Aaron, and Nick Wade, known as the "Wade Quads" are now being called, the "Ivy League Quads" now that they have all been accepted to two top elite colleges in the country.
|Quadruplets, from left, Zachary, Aaron, Nigel, and|
Nick Wade pose at Lakota East High School
in Liberty Township, Ohio, on April 5. Greg Lynch / AP
The 18-year-olds were in track practice the moment they received acceptance emails from Yale and Harvard University. When their parents got the word they had been accepted, they were overwhelmed.
"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," said their mother Kim Wade. "And I remember I think reading that, "Oh, my goodness. All of them, you know, got in?" There was no surprise the boys would have a bright future ahead of them. Being taught the importance of education, the boys never neglected their studies while playing sports such as football and soccer. Their father Darrin, the "Wade" of the household, hasn't checked their grades since they were in 3rd grade. He has full confidence in his son's abilities because of resources and support they were given along with hard work. The lowest grade the boys ever received in school was a 'B'.
|Nick, Zach, Nigel, and Aaron Wade, quadruplets, |
and seniors at Lakota East High School were
accepted into Ivy League schools. Kim Wade
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