From diapers to diplomas, the McCaughey kids, also known as the world’s first surviving septuplets, have graduated high school — all seven of them! How exciting that the children who fascinated the world 18 years ago are now all grown up!
Time certainly does fly! The McCaughey siblings, all seven of them, have graduated from their Iowa high school and we are so excited that they crossed this huge milestone! After all, they were the world’s very first set of septuplets to ever survive. And after capturing the hearts of Americans back in 1997, Alexis, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Kenny, Natalie, and Nathan McCaughey all crossed the stage as part of Carlisle High School’s class of 2016. How amazing!
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In black and red graduation gowns, the McCaughey septuplets walked across the stage and accepted their diplomas with the rest of the Carlisle High School Class of 2016 on May 22. What a fantastic milestone, right? And these siblings certainly have something to be proud of. After all, they are the oldest surviving septuplets in the world, making them the first set of seven to graduate from high school — wow!
Even more impressive, sisters Natalie and Alexis (who has cerebral palsy) were both recognized as part of the National Honor Society, according to USA Today, while their other siblings found great success in sports or were part of the school band during their high school years. And while two of the septuplets will go on to attend college at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Missouri come fall, the remaining five have found other passions that they’re looking forward to pursuing.
Brandon told KCCI that he had enlisted in the Army, while Kenny plans to go into construction and Kelsey plans to pursue a career in music. And while their kids may be graduating, Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey don’t believe they’ll be suffering from “empty nest syndrome” anytime soon. “I still think we are a few years down the road before that happens,” Kenny told The Des Moines Register back in 2015. “But the idea is to step out. And keep going.” So true!
The McCaugheys, who hail from Iowa, were first thrust into the spotlight over 18 years ago when, on November 19, 1997, they became the world’s first surviving septuplets. All seven of them miraculously survived their birth, which was quite complicated as they were born nine weeks premature and weighed about three pounds each. In 2016 it’s obvious to see how far they’ve come — as they’re now off to live their own adults lives for the first time!
Are you excited for the McCaughey siblings, HollywoodLifers? Where do you think they’ll all end up?