Photo courtesy of Cl!X Portrait Studios
School: Fairport High School
Matthew has had lead roles in several musicals at Fairport schools and as a member of the Roc City Singers. He is a member of his school chorus and the Fairport Drama Club, where he helps coach other students for auditions and rehearsing. In his hometown he works with the teen program as a lead student asset facilitator, using his acting skills to coach teens in role playing related to healthy and positive living. Last summer, he was one of 32 students across the state to earn admission to the New York Summer School of the Arts and locally has appeared in productions with JCC CenterStage and Geva. On June 19 Matthew will be in Washington, D.C. to earn the Congressional Award Gold Medal, the highest honor for youth in recognition of hundreds of hours of service in their communities.
What the judges had to say:
“It is evident Matthew is a natural leader at school and in his community, in addition to the mastery he shares on stage.”