WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Not one, not two, but three 17-year-old siblings walked across the stage together at the Cape Fear Community College graduation.
As you can imagine, it was a special moment for them. A sibling bond that could never be broken. The three new CFCC grads Hannah, Sam and Molly Brohaugh now share a special memory many others will never have.
“It was a big thing to see us finally graduate and get to move on and do separate things,” Sam said.
All three graduated high school and received their two year degrees in one day, but now they think back to some of their favorite times at CFCC together.
“The fact that I have triplet siblings, just being with them and always having someone. One of my favorite parts was just us always riding to school together,” Molly said.
Not only are the siblings celebrating, so is their mom, Gina Brohaugh. She said this is the perfect gift right before Mother’s Day.
“It’s amazing! This is what every parent dreams of for their children, so what a wonderful celebration,” Gina said.
But now for the first time in nearly 18 years, the triplets will part ways.
“It’s a little unsure, we don’t really know what to think yet. We don’t really spend a lot of time apart from each other, so we’re going to figure it out as we go,” Sam said.
Two are headed to NC State and another to Campbell; a new chapter ahead for all three.
“First of all, the house is going to be very empty and quiet. I think they’re going to miss each other very much. They’ve always been together, they’re all three very different, but they’ve always been together. I think they’re going to miss each other more than they think,” Gina said.
But until the fall, they have the summer to spend plenty of time together. The trio says they now are excited to head off to the four year universities in the fall.