North Dakota student honored for never missing school day

Full story: TwinCities.com

Justin Herner has proven he is perfect in at least one way. The Mott-Regent High School student was honored at graduation Sunday for never missing a day of school from first grade through his senior year.
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Nikki D

Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 26, 2010
NERD

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#2 May 26, 2010
Nikki D wrote:
NERD
Jealous hater.
Carlos

Saint Paul, MN

#3 May 26, 2010
I agree with Nikki. Take a vacation or two, have other experiences...
stephen

Clearlake, CA

#4 May 26, 2010
wow
Kudos to the kid

Willmar, MN

#6 May 26, 2010
We need more of children like this. That take school seriously and most likely so do his parents.

Another note, if any of you care to know. ND the lowest unemployment rate in the US under 4 percent.

State government has a "surplus" last I checked around 1.2 Billion $ for a state of roughly 600,000 "hard working" people.

Real Estate market in most of the state might be flat but hasn't dropped like the rest of the US. Still actually building new houses in many communities.

An energy state, coal, oil, natural gas, wind and agriculture.

Most of the rest of the states need to learn a lesson from a State like ND.

Study hard, work hard, live within your means, and don't elect individuals that want to grow government and create a Nanny state and hand out cash!
RipSaw88

Cottage Grove, MN

#7 May 26, 2010
Good job kid!
hgp

United States

#8 May 26, 2010
Congratulations to him. This is a great accomplishment, and the results prove that hard work does pay off.
Good Job

Saint Paul, MN

#9 May 26, 2010
My son was awarded a similar thing, except only 9th thru 12th grade. He skipped out of the award ceremony.
Ross Maker

Palo Alto, CA

#10 May 26, 2010
Two questions. How often did he show up when he should have stayed home sick? And how many other kids got sick as a result?

Let's face it. In virtually all cases, perfect school attendance isn't an "accomplishment". It's either a display of stupidity or dumb luck.
john frankfort

Cambridge, MN

#11 May 26, 2010
There was 3 students in my class that did the same thing. So, whats the big deal with this kid.
Andy Johnson

Red Wing, MN

#12 May 26, 2010
Couldn't agree with you more.
john frankfort wrote:
There was 3 students in my class that did the same thing. So, whats the big deal with this kid.
Annie

Minneapolis, MN

#13 May 26, 2010
john frankfort wrote:
There was 3 students in my class that did the same thing. So, whats the big deal with this kid.
"Was" 3 students... it appears John, that you weren't one of them.
kelly

Minneapolis, MN

#14 May 26, 2010
Mott ND... population 808. that isn't perfect attendance, that's a lack of options.
peacekeeper

Chokio, MN

#15 May 26, 2010
I bet the perfect attendance record won't get him laid.
Daniel Bliss

United States

#16 May 26, 2010
Honors are for good behavior, such as good grades, sports, etc. This kid got lucky; he only got sick when it was convenient. This honor will end up encouraging kids to go to school, even when ill, so they can get an honor, too. Those sick kids get others sick as a result. So the honor will end up with more sick kids. More sick kids means fewer in school. End result of this honor? The opposite of what they want.
Donald Trunk

Saint Paul, MN

#17 May 26, 2010
Daniel Bliss wrote:
Honors are for good behavior, such as good grades, sports, etc. This kid got lucky; he only got sick when it was convenient. This honor will end up encouraging kids to go to school, even when ill, so they can get an honor, too. Those sick kids get others sick as a result. So the honor will end up with more sick kids. More sick kids means fewer in school. End result of this honor? The opposite of what they want.
It could also encourage a kid to go to school if he has a tummy ache from the candy binge from the night before or the sniffles or a headache. Not all "illnesses" require a day off. What a bunch of wussies on here. Glad you don't work for me.
Fonz

Saint Paul, MN

#18 May 26, 2010
Way to go kid! In spite of the ladies on here, you did good!

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#19 May 26, 2010
Only on topix would people rip a kid for going to school when he should, unbelievable.
Daniel Bliss

United States

#20 May 26, 2010
Donald Trunk: Don't worry; I wouldn't work for you. I already work for a great place. Have been for 30 years. Where I work, if we are sick, we are REQUIRED to stay home. Have I needed to? Hardly. I miss about one day every other year, on the average, for illness. But there are plenty of folks there who go anyway, when sick, because they "need the money". Then others pick up what they had, and follow the rules and stay home. They lose income because of that first person's selfishness. As I said, the kid's lucky. And he probably is great for simply wanting to go. Great for him. But the lesson learned is a two-edged sword.

Since: Sep 08

Lakeville, MN

#21 May 26, 2010
congrats..nicely done

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