“Yale won,” the Wade brothers’ father, Darrin, confirmed in a conversation with NBC News. “They made the best offer, and it was the benchmark for my sons.” According to Mr. Wilson, the school’s financial aid package played a significant role in their decision, which one might imagine is to be expected, considering he will now be responsible for helping finance the education of four children at once. Wade works for General Electric and the Wade boys’ mother, Kim, is a school principal. They recall the day they went for the ultrasound already having expected that Kim would bear twins, but having the doctor break the news that there were actually four babies on the way. “It was really at that point in time that I tried to figure out how we’re going to pay for school,” says Mr. Wade.
Thankfully, Aaron, Zach, Nigel and Nick did their part on the academic end, excelling at Lakota East High School, outside of Cincinnati. Gaining admission into an Ivy League school of Yale’s caliber is no small feat, with only admissions for 2017 totaling a mere 2,500, out of 32,000 applications submitted.
Congratulations to the Wade family.