Ryan Stechuchak credit a “fantastic immune system” together with his good attendance in school — significantly the final couple years of it.
A senior at Auburn Excessive Faculty, Ryan was acknowledged at an awards ceremony Monday for not lacking a single one in every of his 2,340 days in school since kindergarten at Owasco Elementary. Principal Brian Morgan praised the coed for the uncommon accomplishment, in addition to ending within the high 5 in his class of 288, on the ceremony.
Ryan advised The Citizen he is by no means been sick, and by no means even needed to go to the physician outdoors of annual checkups. He additionally by no means caught COVID-19, limiting his publicity to folks throughout the 12 months he discovered remotely. He by no means even missed a day of labor at Wegmans, which awarded him an worker scholarship this spring.
Whereas his immune system gave Ryan the means to by no means miss a day of college, his household gave him the motivation. His dad and mom, John and Diane, harassed to him the significance of being there.
“It’s a dedication,” Ryan stated. “Whether or not it was being there for baseball apply, regardless of if it was extraordinarily sizzling or raining, it was simply ensuring that I used to be there and ensuring I gave my finest effort. Identical to attending weekly Mass at church or going to work with out the considered even calling in.”
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After graduating in June, Stechuchak plans to check informational know-how at Cayuga Neighborhood School, with a focus in cybersecurity. He would then wish to switch to SUNY Geneseo or the Rochester Institute of Expertise to earn his bachelor’s diploma. No matter he does after that, he thanks his household already.
“Once you apply for a job, that is one thing that will stand out in an interview,” he stated. “Seeing that they have been acknowledged for undertaking this was motivation for me to only preserve exhibiting up.”
AUBURN — Nothing retains Jeffrey Stechuchak from faculty or work. Not migraines. Not senior skip day. Not even 240 kilos of milk jugs falling on him.
AUBURN — Two college students have not too long ago achieved uncommon accomplishments — they usually’re each from Auburn Excessive Faculty.