By Dan Bechtold, Editor
As a freshman at Winner High School, Ronae Klein set a goal to have perfect attendance.
She accomplished that goal as she graduated Saturday with perfect attendance all four years of high school.
The outgoing student is very active in school and is the top golfer on the Winner Area golf team. She is the daughter of Doyle and Brenda Klein.
The graduating senior almost had perfect attendance in middle school. She missed once, check out day, due to attending the graduation of a cousin.
In order to not miss school, Klein has had to move around orthodontist appointments and doctor appointments. In fact, she kept her braces on for an extra month so she would not miss school. The orthodontist told her she is the only person he knows of that kept on braces for an extra month.
Klein says it is beneficial to have good attendance in school. “It means you are not missing a lot of information in class and you do not have to do a lot of makeup work.”
She also sees that colleges will look at her transcript and see she made an effort to attend school.
In high school, Klein enjoyed the extracurricular activities. The senior said it helped her make friends.
And so as she walked a cross the stage Saturday afternoon to accept her diploma there was a sense of pride in her smile that she achieved one her major goals in high school.
Klein will attend Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell where she will be a member of the woman’s golf team. She wil major in English education and athletic training with a minor in coaching. She will also do the tech work for the DWU theater productions.