FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – South Broward High School Senior Christina Monroe is in a class by herself.
Not only does she have a perfect 4.0 grade point average, she has perfect attendance. She has never missed one day of school from kindergarten until now.READ MORE: Santa Pays Special Visit To Patients At Holtz Children's Hospital
On Tuesday, the Broward School board honored Christina for her perfect record. Among the rewards and honors she received is an annual $1000 scholarship from the Broward Education Foundation. Other rewards included a personalized jersey and game tickets from the Miami Marlins and a personal visit from the Miami Heat’s Mascot “Burnie” who gave Christina and her family, tickets to the playoffs.
When asked her secret for perfect attendance, she laughingly told CBS4’s Joan Murray, “I eat a healthy breakfast, I was born lucky, I don’t get sick. I’m responsible, driven, I always want to be on top!”
She gives all the credit to her parents James and Cvija Monroe.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Girl Charged With Making Threats Against Miami Northwestern Senior High
“When she was little we told her, ‘you make it through the whole year, we’ll buy you a Barbie’. The next year it was a Nintendo. The gifts got more expensive but after awhile she could not break the streak on her own,” said her father.
“I have big dreams, I want to go to medical school so I’m hoping my grades keep up,” said Monroe.
“We tried our best to teach her right, I think we did a good job,” says her mother Cvija.
Christina plans to attend the University of Central Florida.
She admitted she never expected the recognition.MORE NEWS: FPL Bills To Go Up Due To Fuel Costs
“Knowing you are able to accomplish this, it is special,” said Christina.