If you’re looking for symbols of dedication and hard work, it’s hard to beat Theresa Nicole Bishop. When she graduates from Battery Creek High School at ceremonies this week, she will have completed 12 years of school without missing a single day.
Bishop is the only student in Beaufort County School District and is among 72 South Carolina high school seniors in this year’s graduating class who have gone to school through their entire academic careers without missing a day. She is among about 44,000 seniors being honored at commencement ceremonies across the state as the 2010-11 school year winds down.
“We are so proud to have Theresa to graduate without missing a single day of school,” said Superintendent, Dr. Valerie Truesdale. “It is a sign of dedication and hard work to complete such a task. Theresa should be very proud of her accomplishments as we and are of her.”
Since 1979, seniors with 12 years of perfect school attendance have been recognized by the South Carolina Department of Education. They receive certificates and congratulatory letters from Superintendent Mick Zais.