Family of Quadruplets All Get Accepted into Yale’s Class of 2014

- By Bossip Staff

This is such a great story:

Ray Crouch, a senior at Danbury High School, logged onto the computer in his family’s living room just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday and entered the Web site of the Yale admissions office.Suddenly the screen turned blue — Yale blue — and an image of a bulldog, the university mascot, appeared, followed by “Welcome to the Class of 2014.” Ray, 18, had been offered a spot in the next freshman class, under its early-admission program. Standing behind him, his mother, Caroline, screamed.

But that was only the beginning. Moments later, Ray’s brother, Kenny, also 18, went to the Yale site and got an identical message. He was followed by their sister Carol. Same news. Then the room fell silent. Ray, Kenny and Carol are quadruplets, and their sister Martina had applied to Yale, too. “I was thinking, it’s going to be really awkward when I don’t get in,” Martina recalled Friday. But the computer turned blue for her as well, which prompted such an outpouring of joy from their mother that she wrestled their father, Steven, to the floor in a hug. The Crouches’ perfect batting average represents a first for Yale — the first time in anyone’s memory that it has offered admission to quadruplets. It is also, of course, no small milestone for the siblings, who were born more than two months premature. (Ray was the last to be released from the neonatal unit, more than four months later.) They made up for that rough start. Their class rankings range from 13 out of a class of 632 (Kenny) to 46 (Martina) — and they have sky-high SAT scores (including Carol’s perfect 800 on the verbal part of that exam).

One advantage that Yale may hold in landing the four Crouch children is that they seem reluctant to part, after being inseparable for so long. Which is not to say they have not imagined what it would be like to go solo.

As Kenny put it: “It might be fun to go somewhere where I’m not ‘one of the quads.’ ”

This is the stuff we like to hear…keep up the good work.

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  • darkandpretty

    1st- THIS IS AMAZING!! GREAT ROLE MODELS!!

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  • Callmemisses

    CONGRATS….LOVE TO HEAR SUCH POSITIVITY….do not let anyone stop you from accomplishing your dreams…..any negativity received along the way is pure jealousy….staying true to who you are….and doing what you love will get these kids far in life…..I speak from experience!!!!!

  • paula

    Kudos for mom and dad also. We need to hear more of these types of achievements. Much luck and success to all individuals and the family as a whole

  • lia

    smart bunch of kids….atleast some people still appreciate education

  • Niveas

    CONGRATULATIONS! YOU WILL HAVE AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE AND GREAT FUN! I MET SOME BLACK YALE ALUMNI AS A REPORTER IN NEW HAVEN, THEN AGAIN AT USC IN GRAD SCHOOL AND THEY WERE ALWAYS SO COOL! IN GRAD SCHOOL THEY HAD SUCH A BOND, EVEN WITH SOME OF THEIR WHITE CLASSMATES, WHICH WE SAW AT YALE ALUMNI EVENTS THEY INVITED US TO ATTEND AND THEY ALL SEEMED TO REALLY EMBRACE AND LOVE YALE!

  • abcdefg

    AW GEE WIZ!! GREAT STORY

  • Angee (Really Looking Forward to January 1st, 2010)!!

    Now that is something to be proud of!! What an accomplishment!

  • ms k

    Not many comments on a postive post about black ppl.Way to go quads!!!!!!!!!!

  • WhatAWorld

    This really is a great story!

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  • biracial man

    thats my cousins! Biracial Pride!

  • mississippi librarian

    This is great, these parents and children need to be congratulated for their achievement(s). There is so much negative stuff published about the Black community so something this spectacular should be published everywhere. We need to let our children know that there is a way to succeed and it does not have to be negative, it is ok to be smart and focused and still be Black!

  • Mock Rock Star

    Glad to hear of your accomplishments quads!!! I wish U all the best in school!!! I’m also loving the “natural” look!!!

  • London Girl

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

    I couldn’t stop smiling whilst reading the story. Well done and good luck. I wish you all the very best!

  • biracial man

    and boosip plenty of good news excist but you people only post the bad ones

  • derri

    lmao i swear to God i thought that pic was from the 70s. they sure are trying to bring that afrolicious hippie thang back in style arent they.

    anyway good for them all. keep up the good work.

    and as for that fool talkin about biracial pride up there? im biracial too, but u can’t be serious u fool…aint no such thang as biracial pride – u can be proud of both your ethnicities but aint no such thang as biracial pride u mu*hfu*kin fool

  • 1TruDiva with the PlatinumVocals--Remembering Shaniya!!

    This story is an inspiration. This is not the first time they’ve been in the news for something positive. They’ve been in the spotlight since birth.

    My heart swells with pride as if they were my own children.

    Much success to them in life!!!

  • mimi321

    AWESOME story!! I have tears in my eyes as I type this…definitely not something we’re likely to hear on the news unfortunately. Congrats quads!! I pray for your future success!!

  • Film

    According to the article, there are intrigued by several schools, and have submitted applications to various institutions. I, my parents, and brother are very familiar with NYU, UPenn, and Brown, so, I hope the Crouch children know that these institutions are a wise selection for their desired fields of study. Whatever school they choose, I wish them success.

  • http://Bossip pillar

    Ms k- who the fuc are you every time I see your post it’s talking down to black people. This post has the most comments on it. I guess you din’t notice slow news day. You always taking jabs at black people. You don’t like it take yo white as to another site. The next racist comment you make you will be put on blast again. People pay attention to all her comments! Anyways CONGRATS QUADS

  • CandyGURL

    This is a wonderful story and a great inspiration. Kudos to the parents. I know you guys are proud of your children. Shalom!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mizunderstood

    Congratulations!!!!! What a positive uplifting story to hear for a change. I’m wishing them much success!!!

  • memchee

    good to hear and congrats to them all!!!

  • daahlingnikki

    What a wonderful story for a cold snowy morning…So uplifting and good to see this family doing great things…But these kind of positive things happen to black families everyday…Too often they don’t get reported…Good luck and congrats…

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