NORTH HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa. - A family in North Heidelberg Township has four big reasons to celebrate.
For the first time in school history, quadruplets will graduate from Conrad Weiser High School in Berks County.
They have four different names, four different personalities but one common bond.
"Time went by very fast. It's unbelievable, but I'm so proud of them and how well they've done in school," said Kathy Wagner, mother of quadruplets.
Meet the Wagners: Brandon, Taylor, Zachary and William.
"It's special because it's pretty unique all four of us graduating at one time," said Brandon Wagner.
They are all in the National Honor Society, they all went to the Berks Career and Technology Center and all are avid hunters. Even though they root for different sports teams, their bond is unbreakable.
'You always have a friend with you and we're always there for each other," said Zachary Wagner.
Their classmates simply call them "The Wagners" at Conrad Weiser, but for the first time in 17 years, all four kids will not be going to the same school.
"Partly it's going to be a relief because I don't have to look over my shoulder and have my brothers watch me whatever I do," said Taylor Wagner, who is the only sister but still likes to throw the football with her brothers.
Taylor wants to be an X-ray technician, Zachary a physical therapist and Brandon and William are going to college together to become electricians.
"I'm glad that I have at least one sibling that will be going to college with me," said William Wagner.
Looking at baby photos, Kathy Wagner could not believe the time has come.
Her kids are turning the chapter to a brighter future, but not leaving the nest just yet. All four will commute to college. They will still be under one roof, and still be each other's best friends.
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