nation’s top universities, including each of them to both Yale and
The Wade brothers of the northern Cincinnati suburb of Liberty
Township say they have been notified in recent days of acceptances from a
number of notable schools.
Lakota East High School principal Suzanna Davis, says the four seniors
epitomize academic focus but are well-rounded, “great young men” with
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
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
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.