Local 7th Grader Is Breaking School Records

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 4:00 pm
By: News On 6

A Tulsa 7th grader is the Cal Ripken Jr. of school kids. The News On 6’s Rick Wells reports the young man has never missed a day of school.

Cal Ripken Jr. will always be remembered for breaking baseball's consecutive game streak back in September of 1995, 2,131 straight games. Young Jordan Climpson has a Cal Ripken like streak going of his own. The Union 7th grader has perfect attendance. But why has he never missed a day of school?

"Cause my mom makes me go to school pretty much," he said.

Jordan’s mom is a counselor at Tulsa's Cleveland Middle School, and it’s true she’s an influence, but Jordan truly likes school. His favorite class is English because he loves to read.

"I liked Skeleton Key, Loser and biographies like Michael Jordan," said Climpson.

Jordan’s math teacher Sara Moren says missing class means missing instruction.

"Especially in math you get behind because everyday builds on the next day, he's here everyday to hear what I have to say," said Moren.

So just how many days of school has young Jordan Climpson attended? Over 8 years of school, multiplied by 180 days, that’s 1,440 days of class. Jordan says he thinks he'll have no trouble making it through high school, that's an even more impressive 13 years and 2,340 days.

Jordan has not only kept up his perfect attendance, he's also kept up his grades getting A’s and B’s.

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