|Updated: 3/09/2012 10:16 am
||Published: 3/09/2012 10:11 am
RUSSELLVILLE, AR, - A set of quadruplets have each accepted scholarships to attend Arkansas Tech in Fall 2012, according to a release.
From before birth they were known as the Latham quadruplets, born to parents Johnette and Charles Latham of Russellville. Now, Carlie, Cole, Curtis and Jonathan Latham are ready to graduate from Pottsville High School and move on to Arkansas Tech University.
The Latham quadruplets accepted presidential scholarship offers from Arkansas Tech President Dr. Robert C. Brown this week. “We are very pleased that the Latham quadruplets have selected Arkansas Tech,” Brown said in a statement. “This will be our second set of quads, and it will be our privilege to welcome them to Tech. We look forward to observing their progress over the next several years.”
A similar presidential scholarship offer from Arkansas Tech was accepted by the Horn quadruplets of Morrilton in 2004.
The Latham quads will take divergent paths in their studies at Arkansas Tech. Carlie and Jonathan will enroll at the Russellville campus. Carlie will study chemistry, while Jonathan plans on majoring in agriculture business with an emphasis in animal science. Curtis will study industrial control systems at Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus. Cole will defer his enrollment while he serves in the U.S. Marines, but reportedly plans on attending Arkansas Tech once his service to country is complete.
“It’s about time we take on our own individual identities,” Carlie Latham said.
“We are so thankful and grateful for this opportunity for our kids,” Johnette Latham said. “There are not enough words to express our appreciation. These are good kids. We are proud of them.”