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Bryanna Robinson graduates with 13 years of perfect attendance
(Story reprinted with permission from the Enquirer Journal)
For Bryanna Robinson, missing school is not an option. This Saturday, she graduates from high school having not missed a day since kindergarten.
"I like school, so I didn't want to miss it," the 17-year-old Sun Valley High School senior said.
She explained that she made it to middle school and realized that she had never missed a day. Then she decided to see if she could make it through high school.
"It's exciting," Robinson said. "I thought I could make it, but a bunch of people didn't think I'd be able to do it."
She had the opportunity to miss school, but just didn't want to, she said. Even knee surgery freshman year could not keep her away. She went to school on crutches after having surgery over winter break, she said.
Robinson said she would sometimes feel sick at night and would usually feel better in the morning. If she had a stomach ache she would, "tough it out."
Robinson is active in after-school activities. She is in the marching band, concert band, student council, Future Farmers of America and other groups. She plays the flute and the piccolo.
In the fall, she will attend Wingate University where she plans to major in biology with a minor in music. She also plans to keep her perfect attendance up through her college career.
"I definitely want to keep doing it," Robinson said. "It's good on my part because I want people to know that I'm loyal to something. I think it's good that people know that I'm dependable."
Bridgette Robinson, her mother, is proud of her daughter's dedication.
"I hope it shows that she is a reliable person and can be counted on," she said. "I'm very proud of the mature young lady that she has turned into."
Written by: Carolyn Steeves, Enquirer Journal Reporter
Posted: Jun 05, 2012 by Don Mace