Michigan student Emma Jones is about to graduate from high school having never missed a single day of school since kindergarten. The Taylor High School senior has also never been late to a class and is set to graduate with a 3.8 GPA. "In middle school, I received awards all three years for perfect attendance,” Jones recalls, “So once I moved to the high school, that’s when I kind of made it my goal to do this."
Notably, Jones' habit of never missing school started even earlier than kindergarten - she didn't miss a day of pre-K, although she admits, "they didn’t really keep track of that." The Detroit area teen even managed to keep her flawless record through the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced a shift to online classes - a period she admits was "a little bit difficult to do."
Jones plans to study nursing at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother. While her classmates prepare for senior skip day, she intends to stick to her routine: "The hardest thing right now is senior skip day, but I’ll be in school." Her mother says she’ll make up for it with a special trip this summer.