Chicago Proud: CPS 8th grader graduates with perfect attendance, not missing a day in 11 years

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
CPS 8th grader hasn't missed a day of school in 11 years
Aiden McNulty has had perfect attendance every year he's been at school.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- An eighth grade graduate is making Chicago proud.

Aiden McNulty has never missed a day of school in his 11 years at Dore Elementary in Bedford Park. He started going there in preschool!

McNulty spoke with ABC7 Chicago about his impressive feat.

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McNulty said he's thought about missing class before, but never acted on it.

"I have but I just couldn't do it. It would just ruin me," McNulty said.

He was inspired to maintain his attendance record after being one of two children to receive a perfect attendance award when he was in kindergarten.

Even through a global pandemic and remote learning, McNulty showed up to class every day.

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He will be attending St. Laurence high school in the fall, where he plans to keep his perfect attendance streak going.