Broome High School family believes in perfect attendance

Broome High School family believes in perfect attendance
Posted on 06/05/2018
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(Pictured left to right - Jonathan, Kristopher, Michael, Teresa (mother), Charles, and Daniel Chadwick.)

Daniel Chadwick graduated May 31 from Broome High School with 13 years of perfect attendance.  That is quite an accomplishment – but what is truly amazing is he is part of a legacy of perfection – one of five brothers who strived for perfect attendance.  His brothers – Kristopher – who graduated in 2002 with 12 years perfect attendance, Jonathan - who graduated in 2008 with 13 years perfect attendance, Michael – who graduated in 2012 with 11 years perfect attendance, and Charles – who graduated in 2013 with 13 years perfect attendance, set the bar for Daniel. 

“When you are the youngest of five and every one had perfect attendance before you, you definitely don’t want to be the one who breaks the streak.  It’s a Chadwick family tradition,” said Daniel.

With a combined total of 49 years perfect attendance, add Daniel’s 13 years in and you have a total of 62 years out of 65 total years.  Pretty amazing.

Teresa Carter, mother of the five stated, “During my school days I didn’t have perfect attendance until my senior year.  I thought, wow, I could have done this for my entire school career.  I didn’t realize that attendance was so important until that time. It’s a way to teach responsibility and helps children to succeed in academics. So, when I started my own family I encouraged them to get up and go every day.  If they complained of feeling bad I would tell them to try to go any way and they would feel better if they get out of bed and started the day. And yes, we had struggles, groaning, and complaining. God blessed me with healthy children and I give him the glory for their success.”

Daniel said there was never a moment he decided to have perfect attendance, he knew it was expected of him.  Of course he had days when it was really hard to go.  Those days when you just don’t feel well – but you push through. 

“When my dad passed away unexpectedly in October of 2008, it was during the school week.  Mom called the school and explained what happened and that we all had perfect attendance and didn’t want to miss.  So, we went to school.  That was the hardest.  After that, there was no way I wasn’t finishing my educational career without perfect attendance.”   Daniel continued, “My family absolutely inspired me to achieve this goal.”

One family with a legacy like no other – five sons, 62 years of perfect attendance.

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