Lakota East High School principal Suzanna Davis, says the four seniors epitomize academic focus but are well-rounded, “great young men” with individual personalities.
18-year-old Aaron, Nick, Nigel and Zachary haven’t made their decisions, though Aaron likes Stanford University and his three brothers are leaning toward Yale. Financial aid offers likely will play an important role.
The youths said 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 said.
Their mother, Kim Wade, is a junior high school principal in the Lakota district, and their father, Darrin Wade, works at General Electric Co. “We feel like getting into these schools show who the people around us are,” Nigel said.
Zachary added that 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,” Zachary said.