Pictured left to right: Kolby, Sydney and Kendall Belcher; Photo via: Henry Herald
Triplets Kolby, Sydney and Kendall Belcher took sibling goals to whole new level when they all finished their high school careers with a 4.0 grade point average last month.
The trio graduated summa cum laude from McDonough, Georgia’s Ola High School with almost a year’s worth of college credit that they earned through a dual enrollment program. Their parents, Cathey and Cornelius Belcher, taught them the importance of education at an early age- three years old to be exact. In fact, Sydney was reading by age four and her brothers followed her lead.
“They just got better and better each year. Because we started with them so young it was just kind of second nature for them,” Cathey told 11 Alive. “We taught them to work hard and do their best.”
Kendall is attending Gordon State College to pursue a business administration degree and his brother and sister, Sydney and Kolby, are attending Georgia State University to major in nursing and business administration. All three hope to one day obtain a Master’s degree in their respective fields.
In addition to their parents’ encouragement, Kolby, Sydney and Kendall also received support from their teachers and community.
“We didn’t just raise them on our own. We’ve had other people help,” Cathey explained. “We taught them to always give back because others gave back to you.”
What a great example of the saying “It takes a village…” Congratulations to the Belcher triplets!