CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - One Corpus Christi teacher's
fifth-grade class was just perfect.
All 21 of the students in the Mathis Intermediate School class
of Denisa McBee earned perfect attendance honors this past school
They answered a challenge that began after no one missed class
for the first two weeks.
McBee challenged them to make it six weeks, then a semester,
then a year.
And they did it - for 175 days.
McBee told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that kids felt awful
some days -- but were determined to do this.
She says the students learned about dedication and commitment,
their grade-point averages increased and she never had to re-teach
a lesson to absent students.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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