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Blake Wolfe, who recently left Westlake High School in Ohio, hasn't once had a day off sick. Give or take the odd snow day and other uncontrollable situations, Blake has had about a 2,184-day stretch in school.
Wolfe said if it was left to him though, he would have definitely taken a few duvet days.
Speaking to WJW, he said: "There were so many days that I just wanted to make up an excuse and stay home but my mom and my dad just gave me that extra push and coming to school and seeing my friends again it just made it all better."
His parents, David and Dana, say his general good health has been at the root of his streak, and not the fact they wouldn't let him stay in bed.
His mother, Dana, said: "Blake is a really good kid. He knew that school was very important and that we believed that he should be there every day."
But he wasn't just going in and coasting, and there must be a correlation between attendance and extra-curricular success.
Aside from his everyday school work, Blake was also part of the marching band, and he brought home letters for basketball and track. He says that his favourite subjects are history and maths.
Of course, like everyone, Blake has struggled during the pandemic. He said: "Not seeing my friends was the hard part but I just got through it. There was one year left and no need to stop now."
He's now set to attend Blufton Univeristy later this year, having recieved a scholarship, where hopefully his streak will continue.
One girl who doesn't quite have the dedication to education that Blake has is Lily Schooley.
Lily noticed that some of her classmates were taking days off for chicken pox and decided to try her luck. She's not daft, is she?
Well, maybe just a little bit because the then six-year-old used a permanent red Sharpie to 'do her homework' but instead drew on 'chicken pox'.
When she ran downstairs complaining of a rash 10 minutes later, mum-of-two Charlotte Schooley and husband David turned the lights on to check. They were soon struggling to hold back the laughs.
Despite her 'rash' Lily's parents were one step ahead, and she had to attend school with her DIY pox.
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