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Members of the Aiken County School Board congratulate Antonio Hill, a senior at Silver Bluff High School; Kyler Jones, a senior at South Aiken High School; and Aiyana Holland, a senior at Aiken High School, Tuesday for achieving 13 years of perfect attendance. Thomas O'Banion, not pictured, a senior at South Aiken High, also will graduate with perfect attendance.

Four Aiken County Public Schools' seniors will graduate this week with perfect attendance records.

Aiyana Holland, Aiken High School; Antonio Hill, Silver Bluff High School; and Kyler Jones and Thomas O'Banion, South Aiken High School, did not miss a day of school from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Members of the Aiken County School Board recognized the students for their achievement at their regular meeting last Tuesday.

“These four students have achieved something that may seem impossible for most – perfect attendance,” Merry Glenne Piccolino, the district's communications director, said before introducing the students. “The will to rise and shine everyday takes determination among not just the students, but parents as well. We honor you tonight for this amazing achievement and are confident that this type of dedication will serve you extremely well in all that you will do in your life and in your career.”

Aiken County Public Schools' seniors will graduate during commencement exercises June 6-7 in the Convocation Center at USC Aiken.

Larry Wood covers education for the Aiken Standard.