On the final day of the school year, Washington School Principal Marsha Neville recognized a special group of seven students spanning several grades for having perfect attendance in 2016/17.
The youngsters honored on Friday included Valerie Ferreira, Parker Hepworth, Olivia Lee, Michael Munsch, Breilin Perez, Henry Santos and Justin Villatoro. Ms. Ferreira didn’t miss a day last year either.
Washington School has traditionally notched a high rate of student attendance. The youngsters that have studied there are fiercely loyal to the school, even decades after leaving it for the next stop on their educational journey. Kids just seem to love it.
Last year, 27 students were in attendance every single day while 2015 saw nine students so honored. A dozen youngsters had perfect attendance in 2014 while the group of students that never missed a day in 2013 totaled 16. The 2012 and 2011 school years saw 28 and 14 students, respectively, recognized for having 100 percent attendance.
Early last Friday morning, Mrs. Neville read the names of the students over Washington’s public address system and then presented each of them with a special achievement certificate. The group gathered outside the front doors of the building for a commemorative photo.
“This is a wonderful achievement demonstrating a true commitment to learning,” Mrs. Neville said. “It’s always exciting to recognize children who simply love coming to school. We enjoy working with them each day.”