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Four Marion Students Attend Every Day of Class for 13 Years of School

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MAY 10, 2019 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Public Relations Director

352.671.7555 ◊ FAX: 352.671.7735 ◊ CELL: 352.840.3265

Email:  Public.Relations@Marion.k12.fl.us

 

FOUR MARION STUDENTS ATTEND

EVERY DAY OF CLASS FOR 13 YEARS OF SCHOOL

 

MARION COUNTY – When it comes to being absent, four Marion County students don’t know what that word means.  That’s because over the last 13 years, they’ve never missed a day of school. 

 

That’s 2,340 days present out of 2,340 days of school (give or take a few hurricane days).

 

Hannah Farrow, Wasanti Sharma, and Jaylin Tomlin, all seniors at Forest High School, along with North Marion High School’s Amber Hanegan, have never missed a day of school from kindergarten through their senior year.

 

All four 18-year-old students graduate May 18 with the highest attendance rate in the district for the Class of 2019 – NOT missing a single day of class during 13 years of school.  

 

MCPS recognizes these students for their dedicated and consistent efforts to always attend school and their outstanding emphasis on a complete education. 

 

Hannah Farrow started kindergarten in 2006 at Maplewood Elementary and continued to Howard Middle and Forest High Schools.  She plans to continue her education by earning an associate degree at the College of Central Florida.  Hannah is the daughter of Wayne and Kim Farrow of Ocala.  

 

Amber Hanegan enrolled as a kindergarten student in 2006 at Reddick-Collier Elementary and advanced to North Marion Middle and North Marion High Schools. She is considering studying business administration at Santa Fe College.  Amber is the daughter of Christina Hanegan of Reddick. 

 

Wasanti Sharma started kindergarten in 2006 at Madison Street Academy then advanced to Howard Middle and Forest High Schools. She plans to attend the University of Florida with an undeclared major.  Wasanti is the daughter of Prem and Tommie Sharma of Ocala.  

 

Jaylin Tomlin entered kindergarten at Maplewood Elementary in 2006 then moved to Shady Hill Elementary, Liberty Middle and Forest High Schools.  She may study agriculture while attending the University of Florida after graduation.  Jaylin is the daughter of Lashandra Williams of Ocala. 

 

Last year, just one student in Marion County Public Schools reached this milestone.

 

For more information, contact my office at 352.671.7555.

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