These Four Brothers Were All Accepted To Harvard, Yale & Duke



The Wade quadruplet brothers, Aaron, Nick, Nigel and Zachary Wade, were all accepted into Harvard, Yale and Duke University. Some of the boys were also accepted into Stanford, the University of Chicago, Cornell, Vanderbilt and Princeton.

“It’s a wow factor. They weren’t expecting it, but we always tell them shoot for the stars,” their mother, Kim Wade told CNN. 

The brothers are seniors at Lakota East High School in Butler County, Ohio. Their principal, Suzanna Davis says she has watched the boys grow up and that’s she’s impressed with their ability to be so close, but also choose their own independent paths.

“They have thrived academically, but they have found their own interests,” Davis said.

But when asked if the boys will all attend the same school, Davis says they might stick together.

“I might have thought before this week they might separate, but now sticking together might present a lot of opportunities. This attention may have flipped the script,” Davis said. “The mark that these four brothers leave on our school will be felt for years to come. I can’t wait to see what comes next with their story.”

The brothers credited their parents and the teachers of Lakota East High for their success.

“We feel like getting into these schools show who the people around us are,” Nigel said. “It’s really something we couldn’t have done on our own without all the support we have had through our lives,” Nick added. “It has been awesome.”

Tabitha Britt (formerly Tabitha Shiflett) graduated from the Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism graduate program at The New School of Social Research on January 31, 2018. She's also a graduate of the Dub (The University of North Carolina Wilmington, UNCW) where she held the position of Managing Editor for the UNCW HC team. You can find her byline in a variety of publications including CBS Local, First for Women, Taste of Home, Luna Luna, Thought Catalog, and Elite Daily. See more at
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