Unless this was an unveiling of a new pattern scheme, that's not a Pembroke football jersey. Just saying. Congrats to Anthony.
Pembroke student graduates with a perfect attendance record, K through 12
Submitted by Howard Owens on June 7, 2013 - 6:39pm
Since the day Anthony Platek entered kindergarten, there have been 2,265 school days.
Platek never missed a single day. He graduates from Pembroke High School with a perfect attendance record.
"I just showed up," Platek said. "I came every day, sick or well. People ask me, 'how come you never got sick? How did you do it?' Well, I never said I wasn't sick."
Vice Principal Nathan Work said it's quite an accomplishment.
"We have students who get perfect attendance every year, but Anthony was the first student in a while who has received perfect attendance since kindergarten," Work said.
For the accomplishment, Platek was honored by the school and among his gifts was a Dragons football jersey with his name on it and the number "0" for zero days missed.
Platek said he never really set out to achieve a perfect attendance record.
"I guess you could say kind of happened," Platek said. "I just showed up. I did my thing. I was an average student, really."