High School Graduate Never Missed a Day Of School

By: Ryan Dearbone Email
By: Ryan Dearbone Email

The Class of 2007 at Bowling Green High School began a new chapter Sunday afternoon.

220 seniors were presented diplomas as part of the 96th Commencement exercises.

The ceremony included singing from the Bowling Green High Acapella Choir as well as speeches from the top five honor students.

Several other seniors were recognized for their various accomplishments during the school year.

One of the graduates holds a special distinction that no one else in his class has.

It began in kindergarten and has led him to this day.

As Jeremy Webb prepares for graduation, he reflects on all the achievements in his academic career such as being an honor graduate and having a 4.0 Grade Point Average.

However, he says of all the accomplishments, there's one that stands out to him the most.

"I'm proud of it. I'm happy to say that I've come everyday and I've gotten the most education that I can," says Webb.

He's never missed a single day of school, from kindergarten through high school.

Webb says it was never something he really thought he could achieve.

No, I never thought I would. I thought I would miss because of sickness or something would cause me to miss. But I'm fortunate that i haven't," he admits.

A love of learning and responsibility is what got Webb to school every morning, despite weather or illness.

" I like school and I like to learn. I think that 1 day of school missed... you can't make it up," Webb says.

Its something his parents, Jerry and Diana Webb have instilled in him since he was little.

"We wanted him to complete his job and attendance was very important to be taught in school because they'll have to learn how to be at work," says Diana.

However, Jeremy isn't the first one in his family to reach this lofty milestone.

Two years ago, his sister, Amanda, graduated from BGHS with 13 years of perfect attendance.

Webb says he's looking forward to his future and definitely feels that by attending school every single day... he hasn't missed a thing.

Webb also received the Award of Excellence from WKU, just like his sister.

He'll be joining her there in the fall.

Webb says he hopes to continue his perfect attendance streak through college and into medical school.

He says his ultimate goal is to become a dermatologist.

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