Ellefson Sets Record

From the Dept. of Truancy Files

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Attracting both national newspaper coverage and local opprobrium, Racine, Wisconsin, high school student Henry Ellefson set a national high-water mark for “phony excuses.”

Ellefson loathed school. Sitting in a hot class room was stultifying and the boy embraced every excuse to be somewhere other than the halls of academia.




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