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Utah student graduates with perfect attendance record

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Posted at 8:22 PM, Jun 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-03 22:22:19-04

MAGNA, Utah -- One Utah student made a decision at 4 years old to never miss a day of school after seeing an interview with a teen who had done the same, and now years later he has graduated with a perfect attendance record.

Jacob Vincent had to plan around surgeries and reschedule vacations to reach his goal of perfect attendance, but he made it all the way through. Vincent said his parents were supportive of these schedule changes.

“They knew it was something I wanted to do, so they would do everything they could to help me achieve it,” he said.

Jacob's father, Steven, said his son usually accomplishes his goals.

"I thought it was crazy at first, but when he sets his mind to something he usually succeed," he said.

Jacob has received numerous academic awards over the years, but he said this accomplishment is more rewarding than all the others.