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For the first time in history, two sets of triplets will be among the 2020 graduating class at Valley High School. Madison, Will and Jared Bush, along with Jordan, Journey and Jacobe Caldwell, will receive their diplomas on Monday, June 8, during a ceremony at Ram Stadium.

            “It has been a pleasure to work with both sets of triplets and their families,” said Valley High School Counselor Tolanda Harris. “They are all great students who each had their own personality. There were some similarities and differences in both sets. But, overall they have been wonderful all four years that I have had an opportunity to work with them.”

            “They are all in the top 25 percent of their graduating class, and have earned combined scholarships in excess of $100,000,” Harris added. “I am sad to see them leave, but I’m also excited to see what the future holds for each of them.”

            In addition to their academic achievements, the two sets of triplets were very active in extracurricular activities. Jared and Will Bush played baseball for the Rams, while Madison Bush, Journey and Jordan Caldwell were cheerleaders. Jacobe Caldwell played in the Valley Pride Marching Band.

            As their high school days come to a close, the Caldwell triplets will attend college together at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where Jordan and Journey will pursue degrees in nursing. Jacobe plans to major in Criminal Justice towards a career as a drug enforcement agent.

            The Bush triplets, on the other hand, will all go their separate ways this fall. Jared will attend Southern Union State Community College before transferring to Auburn University, while Madison will be working on a degree in nursing at the University of Alabama. Will has committed to military service with the U.S. Marine Corps, with plans to pursue combat engineering.


By David Bell

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