Six Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Class of 2020 seniors are being recognized for achieving a rare accomplishment: perfect attendance for their entire school career.
On Thursday, June 25, BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie congratulated Christopher Stevens from Atlantic Technical High School, Brianna Isaac from McArthur High School, Marlee Dauphin from Nova High School, Hayden Miller from West Broward High School, and Carolina Restrepo and James Shetter from Western High School on their stellar achievement during a virtual adaptation of the Evening Among the Stars Ceremony, honoring the “Best in Class.”
“This accomplishment shows great perseverance and determination in the character of these students,” Superintendent Runcie said. “In honoring them, we also recognize the sacrifice and support of their parents, guardians and family members who encouraged and contributed to their success in school and in life.”
The six graduating seniors maintained perfect attendance throughout their 13 years of school – kindergarten through 12th grade – in Broward County Public Schools. That’s a total of 2,279 school days without absences for each senior. During the presentation, the Broward Education Foundation announced each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship, and Lenovo awarded each a new computer device. The Miami Marlins also announced it is coordinating a future special recognition in honor of the seniors.
Superintendent Runcie also acknowledged that out of more than 19,000 seniors in the Class of 2020, 1,550 students had perfect attendance this school year before schools were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and 58 students maintained a perfect attendance record during their four years of high school.
Media note: You can access video of the ceremony, including remarks by Superintendent Runcie and the honorees, through this link: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/1b852143d535024079b95fc5acee53be20200625212400/e7c96a3eeb1cf6be085772e4ac31af3620200625212400/a2d71b
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