Mother and daughter are perfect

June 4, 2008 5:12:13 AM PDT
Like mother, like daughter -- perfectly.

Cherie Pieper never had missed a day of school when she graduated Indiana's Northeast Dubois High School in 1989.

Now, daughter Arielle has done the same -- 12 years without a single absence.

Arielle tells The Herald newspaper that if mom could do it, she figured she could, too.

But it wasn't always easy.

Cherie Pieper says her daughter sometimes needed coaxing and encouragement.

But she adds her daughter's perfect attendance record is quite an accomplishment.