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High School Duo Has Never Missed A Day Of Class

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MORRIS, Ill. (CBS) – They say no one’s perfect, but one school in the far southwestern suburbs has not just one, but two students who have achieved perfection in one area.

WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, from preschool through their senior year at Morris Community High School, Jackie DesLauriers and Zac Mitchell have never missed a day of school.

Jackie said it’s been easy.

“I guess it’s just my job to go to school, so that’s what I do,” she said.

Zac said there were days he felt like not going, but he always did.

“School’s like a job; you’ve just kind of got to do it. And then, if you do miss, you’re going to have to do the work anyway. So why miss?” he said.

Zac said he’s upholding a family tradition, since his father never missed day during his school years, either.

Principal Kelly Hussey said Jackie and Zac’s perfect attendance records are a tribute to their dedication and that of their parents.

“Their parents are probably the parents that have always said to them, ‘Well, how bad do you feel?’ Or they get them out of bed and have them eat breakfast before they make the decision,” Hussey said.

Out of a graduating class of 200, Hussey said five students managed perfect attendance throughout their four years of high school.

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