18-year-old Lindsey Frost hasn’t missed a day of school in 13 years.
SAN MARCOS, California – Imagine going to school for thirteen years with perfect attendance. It was in this Zevely Zone that I met the Iron Woman of the San Marcos High School students.
I want to have a number from you; 2,353 school days without missing a single class. “Thirteen years in the making,” said 18-year-old Lindsey Frost. She is a San Marcos High School senior who has never missed a day of school.
As a young student, Lindsey was surprised to learn that just for showing up you got an award. “In kindergarten, I first got the perfect attendance prize, and I really liked the idea just because you just had to show up to get it,” Lindsey said.
First, second, third, fourth and fifth grade followed without missing a single day. “Then I thought it would be a nice story to tell my kids one day that I could do it every year through high school,” Lindsey said. I interrupted the interview to ask. “Wait a minute, you were ten years old and you thought you’d tell your kids that one day?” I asked “Yes!!” Lindsey laughed.
“That’s very rare,” said Adam Dawson, principal of San Marcos High School, who says who wouldn’t hire an Ironwoman like Lindsey. “Which employer doesn’t want someone who is there every day?” said Mr. Dawson. Lindsey is also a standout student with a 4.31 GPA. “She’s an amazing student and it was really a pleasure to have her in class,” said Tara Razi, who was Lindsey’s US history teacher during last year’s virtual study. “Throw in a pandemic and throw in online learning and Lindsey is taking classes in college at the same time,” Ms Razi said.
Did we mention Lindsey has also completed five college courses without a single sick day? What do people say when they hear about your vein? “They’re mostly kind of shocked. They’re kinda like Whoa!!” Lindsey said.
During our interview, Congressman Scott Peters was touring the school. He had to shake hands with a student who hadn’t missed a single day of school in 13 years.
The Oberamt is written on such a strip. “I did pretty well in school, but I can’t imagine being there every day, which is pretty impressive,” Congressman Scott Peters said.
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“She loves to study,” said Lindsey’s mother, Alison, who is a software engineer. Lindsey’s father, Tom, works on Social Security. “Would you hire your daughter?” I asked. Tom replied, “In a heartbeat.” Maybe because they know their daughter’s secret to success. “She is very creative with her alarm clocks. She hires a few in the morning,” Alison said.
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Lindsey will be graduating from high school in a few days and then she’s off to college. “I’m going to Rice University,” she told me. I asked her if she will miss any school days in Rice? “Um, probably not,” Lindsey said, laughing. Something tells me Lindsey Frost is getting warm. “Well, I won’t miss. ha ha ha,” she said.
Lindsey plans to double major at Rice University by studying math and film.
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