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Get Your Life Together! A Recent Fla. High School Grad Hasn’t Missed a Day of School in 13 Years.

Angela Helm, The Root | 6/3/2017, 2:30 p.m.
This high school grad hasn’t missed a day of school in 13 years.
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You have no excuses if you compare your sad slacker life to 17-year-old Victoria Jordan.

The recent graduate from Paxon School for Advanced Studies in Jacksonville, Fla., was honored with two other classmates who made it through 13 years of school without missing one single day, reports People magazine.

“They were kind of surprised because they thought every single student missed a day, but when they realized it was a couple students that had never missed a day, they were like, ‘Wow,’ ” Jordan said.

The Duval County Public school system honored Jordan and two classmates at their graduation ceremony on Tuesday.

She must get that work ethic from her mama.

“If you sign up for the job, you needed to be there,” says mother Joyce Jordan. “So, we felt the same way about school.”

Jordan plans to study software engineering at Emory-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach in the fall.

And before you feel like a total failure, you should know that though Jordan never missed a day from kindergarten through 12th grade, she was late on occasion.

“I had to press snooze on my alarm clock three times and that kind of made me late to school, but I managed to make it,” she said.