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World's 1st Surviving Septuplets Graduate From High School

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    World's 1st Surviving Septuplets Graduate From High School
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    In this Aug. 14, 2002 file photo, President George Bush points out reporters and photographers to some of the McCaughey septuplets who greeted him on his arrival at the Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa. The McCaughey septuplets, the world's first surviving septuplets, graduated from high school in Iowa on May 22.

    The world's first surviving septuplets are now high school graduates.

    The McCaughey septuplets — Alexis, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Kenny, Natalie and Nathan — graduated from Carlisle High School in Carlisle, Iowa, on Sunday.

    Kelsey, Nathan, Natalie and Joel will be attending Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri, which offered full scholarships to all the McCaugheys in 1997, the year they were born.

    Kenny and Alexis will live at home and attend Des Moines Area Community College, where Alexis will major in early childhood education and Kenny will work toward a degree in building trades/construction.

    "We have been around each other the past 18 years," Kenny told NBC News. "I am ready to be on my way, and I think everyone else is, too."