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Students achieve perfect attendance records

Press Release
June 9, 2018

Contact:  Todd Hagans
            Chief Communications Officer
            Office:  (704) 866-6118
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Matthew Scoggins receives his perfect attendance award Gaston students achieve perfect attendance records
Gastonia, N.C. – This year, Gaston County Schools has four seniors in the Class of 2018 who have achieved either 12 years or 13 years of perfect attendance for their entire school career (kindergarten through twelfth grade).

The students were recognized during their high school graduation ceremony for having perfect attendance and received a plaque from the Gaston County Board of Education.  Each year, the Board of Education honors graduating seniors who achieve perfect attendance for either 12 years or 13 years. 

The seniors recognized for perfect attendance are listed below – included is information about each student:

Kevin Chanceller Baker (13 years of perfect attendance)
     School:    Ashbrook High School
     Parents:   Matthew and Margaret Baker
     College:   Western Carolina University
     Major:      Music education

Dawson Scott Cody (12 years of perfect attendance)
     School:    Cherryville High School
     Parents:   Tony and Marla Cody
     College:   UNC-Chapel Hill
     Major:      Pharmacy 

Allison Langley (13 years of perfect attendance)
     School:    Gaston Early College High School
     Parents:    Wayne and Tonya Langley
     College:   Central Piedmont Community College
     Major:      Cardiovascular technology

Matthew Scoggins (13 years of perfect attendance)
     School:    North Gaston High School    
     Parents:    Randy and Cathy Scoggins
     College:   Wake Forest University
     Major:      Pre-medicine

Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker stated, “Achieving a perfect attendance record for your entire school career is a significant accomplishment.  The Board of Education joins me in commending these students for this extraordinary recognition.  We are very proud of them.”