When Omar De La Cruz finished the eighth grade in 2009, he had never missed a day of school.
With four years of high school ahead, Omar made it his mission to keep the tradition going.
At that point, the Bardstown resident already had eight years perfect attendance.
“I thought I might as well go four more years,” said the Bethlehem High School senior.
From eighth grade on, Omar made it a point to attend every day of school.
“I took it seriously,” he said.