When I was growing up, teachers would take attendance by calling your name.
Students would either raise their hand when their name was called or audibly respond to indicate that they had arrived safely.
When responding audibly, the vast majority of us would use the word “Here!”
On rare occasions, you’d might find yourself in a classroom with a student who instead responded with the word, “Present!”
I always thought the kids who responded with the word “Present!” had something wrong with them,
I still do.