Ashley Sutter
Collins' senior Anthony “Tony” Nichols will graduate with a perfect attendance record.
Achieving perfection

When 229 seniors take the stage for graduation at Collins High School Saturday morning, there’s one student you can bet won’t be absent.

It’s an extremely rare feat, but with a little bit of luck and a whole lot of drive, Anthony “Tony” Nichols has achieved perfect attendance, having never missed a single day of school since he started kindergarten 13 years ago.

Shelby County Public Schools Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith said Nichols should be a role model.