On Thursday, June 13, at Foothill Technology High School Principal Joe Bova graduated its senior class including his quintuplets. Abby (Abigail), Emiline, Katie (Kathryn), Nate (Nathaniel) and Sam (Samuel)
Ventura residents first learned of the “Bova Clan” when a kindergarten teacher at Junipero Serra Elementary, Lynn Bova, gave birth to quintuplets in March of 2001 at Community Memorial Hospital. Joe Bova, who works at the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD), stated “We’re not going to figure out how to handle it, we are just going to do it.”
The siblings credit their incredible teachers and the opportunities that have been offered to them and their classmates at VUSD with being ready for the next steps in their educational careers. All five played basketball for Foothill and all credit the excellent coaching they received on and off the court for their successful high school experiences.