Sumter, SC (WACH) - Hard work and paying attention to detail is nothing new to Sumter High School graduate, Molly Doggans. The aspiring teacher put in twelve years of perfect attendance during her academic career.
She says she realized what she had, and there was no point of missing school.
Molly's classmate, Darnisha Boone, pursued her education like it was a job to prepare her for the real world. Although she was looking out for her future, Boone also had her mom has extra motivation.
"In elementary school and middle school, she would push me and say Darnisha you're going to school," said Boone. "In high school, I was like I can skip some days and she'd be like no you're not."
By state law, students are allowed to miss up to 10 days of school per year.
The teens with perfect attendance were recognized by the State Department of Education and Superintendent, Mick Zais.