Senior to graduate with 13 years of perfect attendance

Eagle Point, Ore. — The hallways of Eagle Point High School were a little quieter on Monday as seniors took advantage of their unofficial “skip day.”

While many of Tristen DeVore’s friends spent the day sleeping in and hanging out, the senior opted for sitting through six periods of class.

“It was just a normal day for me to get up, go to school, and participate,” he said.

DeVore wouldn’t dream about skipping. In fact, he’s never missed a day of school in his life.

“I don’t get sick, I didn’t break any bones. I’ve just been lucky,” he said.

That gives him 13 years of perfect attendance.

“I’m pretty proud of him,” auto shop teacher Matthew Boren said. “Not too many kids can boast about having perfect attendance in one year, let alone his whole educational history.”

DeVore said while his friends were out enjoying the sunshine, he didn’t mind being in Boren’s auto shop class. Even if he was one of the few seniors participating.

“My first period had three kids in the class,” DeVore said. “We usually have 18 or 19.”

DeVore graduates on June 10th and turns 18 on July 1st. One week after his birthday he’ll move to South Carolina for basic training. He’s enlisted in the Army and will spend six years repairing helicopters as a BlackHawk Crew Chief.


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