Baltimore Triplets Begin Freshman Year at Spelman and Morehouse Colleges


September 12, 2023

A set of triplets from Baltimore, Maryland, are preparing to take on their first year of college in Atlanta, Georgia.

Morgan Hicks, Sanai Hicks, and Tony Hicks Jr., will all be attending historically Black colleges in Atlanta.

Morgan and Sanai will be freshmen at Spelman College and Tony Jr. will be starting his freshman year at Morehouse College.

“I think we all had in mind that we wanted to stay together if we could and that’s just how it worked out,” Sanai told “Good Morning America.”


Speaking on the 18-year-olds, their mom, Sharnetta Hicks, and dad, Tony Hicks Sr., shared the challenges their children faced when they were first born.

The children were born premature at 27 weeks on February 2, 2005. The girls weighed 1.1 pounds and Tony Jr. weighed 2 pounds, Sharnetta told USA Today.

Their parents revealed to “Good Morning America” that doctors told them that Tony Jr. would likely “die in utero.”


“I said to them, ‘I don’t believe that’s going to happen. I believe he’s going to be fine. You can deliver all three of them,'” Sharnetta said.

The triplets survived those early challenges and are now welcoming the next exciting chapter in their life.

Morgan plans to major in biochemistry and Sanai will be majoring in political science. Tony Jr. will be pursuing a dual-degree engineering program, with a focus on applied physics.

“It’s been a very rewarding feeling, just seeing all of the hard work that they’ve put in come to fruition,” the triplets’ father said. “They’ve studied diligently and put the work in, and to see them accepted into over 40 schools, 40 colleges and universities each, and then they all choose Spelman and Morehouse, which are considered the top HBCUs, it’s a very, very rewarding feeling.”


The family has also launched a GoFundMe to help support the triplets through their college journey.

Photo by Hicks Family

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