If the memory of these 6 babies from two decades ago lingers in your mind, now is the time to witness the incredible transformations they’ve undergone.
The small town of Norwich, Kansas, with its population of 450, is about to experience a bittersweet moment. The Headrick sextuplets, who garnered national attention with their birth in 2002, have officially graduated from Norwich High School. As the fall approaches, the siblings are embarking on distinct paths, marking the beginning of their individual journeys.
For their parents, Sondra and Eldon Headrick, this moment is a whirlwind of emotions. “I can’t even put into words how proud we are of them,” expressed Sondra, 51, to TODAY Parents. “But at the same time, you know, we’re a little sad.” Despite the mixed emotions, Sondra finds solace in the fact that the 18-year-olds are continuing their education in Kansas.
Ethan is set to attend Wichita State University, pursuing studies in technical networking, while Sean will focus on cybersecurity at Cowley College. Grant, known for his outgoing personality, has opted for a gap year to explore his next steps. “He’s going to continue working and figure out what he wants to do next,” explained Sondra.
Jaycie, the class salutatorian, is venturing into elementary education at Pratt Community College. Meanwhile, Melissa and Danielle are pursuing graphic design and animation, respectively, at Hutchinson Community College. Although the sisters won’t be roommates, they aim to stay on the same floor to keep a close eye on each other. Sondra emphasized, “The girls are really extremely close. They’ll stay up late talking about everything.”
Anticipating a profound experience for Ethan, Sean, Grant, Jaycie, Melissa, and Danielle, Sondra predicts the initial days will serve as an “awakening.” After all, they have always been each other’s constant companions.”