A high school student in Pennsylvania is graduating with a special honor, after never missing a day of school from Pre-K to 12th grade.
Kevin Davis, a recent graduate of Mastery Charter’s Pickett Campus in Philadelphia, was the first student in school history to attend 2,340 straight days of class.
“I see my parents go to work every day when they don’t feel good or when they’re in pain so I figured: 'why don’t I do the same and go to school?” Davis was quoted as saying.
Last football season, he dislocated his shoulder and went to the hospital but was in class the next morning, according to Fox 29 Philadelphia.
Davis’ success is also driven by the memory of his grandmother, Oma. He wants to attend culinary school and then open a restaurant called ‘Oma Goodness’ in honor of Oma, who passed away in 2010.
Teachers at Mastery Charter, inspired by Davis’ humble nature, organized a GoFundMe page to help him meet his goal of $25,000 so he can attend a culinary program.
PHOTO: Fox 29 Philadelphia