Kevin Davis at graduation.
(Fox 29 Philadelphia)
A high school student in Pennsylvania graduate with a special honor, after missing a day of school from Pre-K-12th grade.
Kevin Davis, a graduate of Mastery Charter Pickett Campus in Philadelphia, was the first student in school history to attend 2,340 straight days of class.
“I see my parents go to work every day if they are not feeling well or if she is in pain, so I thought: ‘why not do the same and go to school?” Davis was quoted as saying.
PERFECT ATTENDANCE: A local teenager who recently graduated from high school, never missed a day of school from Pre-K-12th grade. That’s 2,340 days of school. He thought that this is the best way to succeed and achieve his goals.
Faculty and staff members said Davis’ performance is impressive.
“This young man has never missed a day of school. And I’m not just talking about high school, Pre-K-12th grade,” Principle Margaux Munnelly said on the school graduation.
Last football season, he dislocated his shoulder and went to the hospital, but was in the class the next morning, according to Fox 29 Philadelphia.
Davis’ success is also motivated by the memory of his grandmother, Oma. He wants to attend culinary school and then opening a restaurant with the name ‘Granny Goodness’ in honor of Grandma, who passed away in 2010.
Teachers at Mastery Charter, inspired by Davis’ humble nature, organized a GoFundMe page to help him meet his goal of $ 25,000 so that he can participate in a culinary program.
“I’m excited and I appreciate everyone that did donate and help me, I appreciate that and their money will not be wasted,” Davis said.