Fairfax Student Graduates With Perfect Attendance

Monday, Jun 23, 2014  |  Updated 11:32 AM EDT
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Fairfax Student Graduates With Perfect Attendance

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A new graduate from McLean High School in Virginia made it through all 13 years of schooling in Fairfax County with perfect attendance.

Catherine Overberg never missed a day of school and never stayed home sick from kindergarten to her high school graduation last week, The Washington Post reported.

"It's in me to show up," Overberg told the Post, adding that the achievement helped her build her character.

Local school officials say Overberg is among just a few students in the region who achieve the feat. Perfect attendance is so rare, most school systems don't track attendance over a student's entire career.

Overberg's says she was lucky in high school that none of her sports teams played away games that required missing school.

 And she skipped her "senior skip day" to maintain her record.

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