Perfect attendance for grades 9-12 at Medina; student from Cleveland recognized for not missing classes at Medina Public School graduation
CLEVELAND, N.D. -- In May, Logan Krapp, son of Dawn and Darrell Krapp, Cleveland, achieved a goal few students do. He graduated high school with perfect school attendance in grades 9-12.
CLEVELAND, N.D. - In May, Logan Krapp, son of Dawn and Darrell Krapp, Cleveland, achieved a goal few students do. He graduated high school with perfect school attendance in grades 9-12.
“This was my goal all through high school,” he said. “Not very many people have received perfect attendance. But it wasn’t difficult.”
Logan graduated as an honor student May 24 from Medina Public School and received a plaque recognizing his attendance achievement. At 17, he was the youngest in his graduating class of 10 students.
“It was nice to go to a small school,” he said. “Then there are not too many people in a class.”
Medina Public Schools Superintendent and High School Principal Brian Christopherson said there are many kids who accomplish one year of perfect attendance during high school. He said it is rare to get two years and very rare for three - but it is practically unheard of to never miss a day in four years.
“I’ve never had one, and I’ve been in education for 18 years,” Christopherson said.
Christopherson said it was “amazing” that Krapp was never sick to the point where he had to stay home.
“He came every day with a smile on his face and it is amazing that he was able to accomplish this during all four years as a high school student,” he said.
Krapp said his parents were pleased with his accomplishment.
“My parents were happy,” he said. “Neither of them had perfect attendance.”
“We’re very proud of him,” his mother said. “He missed quite a bit of school before when he was growing up because of ear infections, but we were very lucky after. He never got sicker than with a cold in high school. He never went to the doctor.”
Krapp, who rode the bus to school every day, said there were times when he attended school while he was ill.
“I had a cold here and there,” he said. “I was sick but not sick enough that I couldn’t go to school.”
He also said he missed two or three periods of school to tour Valley City State University, which is allowed in the school handbook. Dawn Krapp said seniors are allowed to miss a day for visiting prospective colleges without it counting against their attendance.
Logan said his goal was in part fueled by a competition with his older sister, Sasha, who graduated valedictorian and excelled in sports.
“I always thought, ‘This is one thing you (his sister) didn’t have,’” he said.
Throughout high school, Logan participated in Science Olympiad, livestock judging, yearbook production, state music contests, choir and band. He said he regularly received good grades - As and Bs - throughout high school.
Logan plans on attending the University of Jamestown in the fall and majoring in computer science.