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Perfect record: Cape Girardeau Central High School graduate never missed a day of school
Jaron Brennecke started his education at Clippard Elementary and has never missed a day since. Brennecke, who graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School on Sunday, will attend Southeast Missouri State University next year. The Southeast Missourian asked him a few questions about his attendance record and life after high school.
Name: Jaron Brennecke
School: Cape Girardeau Central High School
High school activities: marching band, basketball, track
What are your plans after graduation? Going to Southeast Missouri State University
Your brother Logan also had 13 years of perfect attendance, does good health run in the family? Well, apparently it does.
So, throughout 13 years of perfect attendance, how did you stay motivated to go to school every day? I wanted to do the same thing my brother did.
Describe a day you wish you had skipped: Senior skip day
Describe a day you're glad you didn't miss: Those days near end of school where you did nothing but hang out with friends
What is your favorite part of the school day? Definitely lunch
What's the closest you've come to missing a day? Being sick on a Sunday night and waking up Monday morning feeling fine
Have you ever missed practice, a job or an extra-curricular activity? Yeah, plenty
What are you going to miss most about high school? All my friends
What is your favorite subject and why? A design drafting class I took at the Career and Technology Center. I liked making anything you wanted on the computer.