Adam Richards (of SC) wins the ultimate perfect attendance award

Hats off to fellow Adam Richards of Boiling State High School in South Carolina for never EVER missing a day of school!

Students’ perfect records impress
Sixteen area grads haven’t missed a day

Published: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 3:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 10:10 p.m.

Adam Richards probably should have stayed home from school a few weeks ago when he was sick. He also wishes he was out with his friends on senior skip day. But Adam stuck it out to become one of the elite few to achieve perfect school attendance through graduation.

Adam was one of 72 seniors in the South Carolina Class of 2009 to make it through their entire academic careers without missing a single day of school. Among them were 16 students from high schools in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties.

“This achievement never ceases to amaze me,” said State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex in a news release. “Twelve years, 2,160 consecutive days and not a single absence. That’s really something.”

Richards, a Boiling Springs High School senior, said his persistence definitely paid off.

“But there were times I didn’t want to be in school and I went anyway,” he said.

This AR joins another in Aurora, Illinois on the growing list of Adam Richardses who have earned academic honors. This is what I like to see!