Zachary, Aaron, Nigel, and Nick Wade are seniors at Lakota East High School, in Liberty Township, Ohio. And the brothers have been accepted at some of the nation’s top universities, including each of them to both Yale and Harvard.
The brothers credited their parents, Darrin and Kim Wade, and the teachers at Lakota East High School with helping them get into their top schools. “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.”
The Wade brothers haven’t made their decisions just yet, but Aaron likes Stanford University and his three brothers are leaning toward Yale. Financial aid offers will likely play an important role, as an Ivy League education also comes with a hefty price tag — in this case, four times over. Full tuition at both Harvard and Yale for the 2017-2018 school year tops out at over $65,000, with fees and room and board.
Zachary said no matter what happens, they’ve always been encouraged to believe that with hard work, the sky’s the limit. “We were never told that we couldn’t get somewhere.”