Graduate didn't miss a day of school in 3 years
- Moe Morin | August 08, 2017
Moe Morin is a freelance writer and photographer and the co-founder of Humans of Saskatoon. She photographs and interviews people and run their stories on her highly popular Facebook page. This month she talked to Eric Clarke. Eric received an award this year for perfect attendance in grades 10, 11 and 12, a truly outstanding achievement. Below are his unedited words.
My name is Eric Clarke, and I’ve just completed and graduated from Grade 12 from Southend Reindeer Lake. I won an award for having perfect attendance all throughout high school (Grade 10, 11 and 12). I don’t actually feel like a role model, and I don’t really believe I had any role models however, whatever I’ve done, I just went with it, and I don’t ever like following what other people do and love to do my own thing.
I don’t have any advice but I know my parents told me to go to school, and I listened even when I didn’t want to. My friends also encouraged me to attend class and school. Pretty much everyone around me encouraged me to attend class every day. My plans are to attend college and get a job after I’ve completed my course.
I love working with my hands and I applied into Industrial Mechanics in La Ronge and was accepted. Right now I don’t really see myself in any other place other than in La Ronge. The award I received for having perfect attendance is the first award I’m actually proud of, it made me feel like I’ve finally achieved something after so long. I’m the last one born in my family, and have one brother and two sisters, and my parents are Robert and Joyce Clarke. So yes, you could say I am proud of myself just a little bit.