Cherryville HS senior graduates with 13 years perfect attendance

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. — One graduate at Cherryville High School went above and beyond to ensure he got the best education from preschool to 12th grade.

Seventeen-year-old Gage Vernon has never missed a day of school.

Gaston County Schools says Vernon is one of two students in the district graduating with 13 years of perfect attendance.

“I love the environment. I love the kids, the teachers,” Vernon said. “The teachers were awesome at Cherryville.”

>> In the video at the top of this page Channel 9′s Erika Jackson talks to Vernon about his accomplishment and finds out his secret to earning a flawless attendance record.

According to Gaston County Schools, the other student to graduate with perfect attendance is Karley Albanese of Forestview High School.

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