In recent years, the population of Norwich, Kansas, a small but close-knit hamlet with 450 residents, has been declining.
Their birth in 2002 was so historic that the community celebrated it as a national holiday.
Now that they have finished high school in Norwich, the sextuplets are on the verge of adulthood and are each outlining a different course for their future.
As their children part for the first time, proud and emotional parents Sondra and Eldon Headrick are feeling a mixture of pride and sorrow.
Their mother, Sondra, expresses her mixed emotions to TODAY Parents.
The Headrick siblings are a close-knit group, and this new stage in their lives represents a brief split.
The sextuplets start their unique adventures as their academic goals change.
Sean decides to enroll at Cowley College to pursue a career in this quickly expanding industry after demonstrating a talent for cybersecurity.
The outgoing teen in the group, Grant, chooses to go in a different direction for the time being.
One of the girls, Jaycie, decides to attend Pratt Community College as a first step toward her goal of becoming an educator—a respectable career that will encourage future generations.
Danielle and Melissa, the two remaining sisters, both have a creative flair and enroll in Hutchinson Community College to pursue their interests in graphic design and animation.
Even while their mother understands that the first few days may be confusing for the best friends, she is still certain that they will quickly get used to this new chapter.
The Headrick sextuplets say goodbye to Norwich, Kansas, leaving a lasting impression on the town.
The town’s population has decreased from 450 to 444, a sign of the sextuplets’ journey’s transforming influence.
Norwich will always treasure the memories of the day that brought them into the world—a day that became a celebration of love, family, and the incredible link shared by two wonderful siblings—even as they set off on separate paths.