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World According to Matt

                         Where the Mysteries of Autism are Revealed One Story at a Time

Graduating with Honors

Matt with one of his friends at graduation in 2005 - note the cool honor cords around his neck!

Simple Awards Start the Ball Rolling Towards Big Achievements!

1992(age 6)

  • T-Ball; Sheffey Dodgers

1993(age 7)

  • Job Well Done! Award
  • T-Ball; Sheffey Dodgers- District Champions

1994(age 8)

  • A Super Good Student

1996 (age 10)


     Certificate of Recognition - 4-H

  • Share the Fun
  • Presentations
  • Dramatic Reading

Certificate of Achievement - Second Annual Young Writers and Illustrators Awards Competition

 

Special Olympics

 1997(age 11)

Special Olympics

  • First Place: Running Long Jump - 2.0 feet
  • First Place: Softball throw - 20.04 ft
  • First Place: 100 yard dash - 17.10 sec.

Academic Excellence Awards

  • Reading
  • English
  • Spelling
  • Math
  • Science
  • Health
  • Social Studies

1998 (age 12)

 

4-H

  • Public Speaking

    DARE - Commonwealth of Virginia: commitment to say no to drugs

    Special Olympics
  • First Place: Running Long Jump
  • First Place: Softball throw - 21.5 ft
  • First Place: 100 yard dash

    Odessey of the Mind competition

Academic Excellence Awards
  • English
  • Spelling
  • Math
  • Science
  • Health
  • Social Studies

Arbor Day National Poster Contest - winner for Sheffey School - went to state competition

 

1999 (age 13)

 

Special Olympics

  • First Place: Running Long Jump - 1.96 m
  • First Place: Softball throw - 22 ft
  • First Place: 100 yard dash - 21.28 sec.

Odessey of the Mind competition

 

School Science Fair - Grand Prize (Greenhouse Effect on Global Warming)

 

Wythe County Science Fair - Regionals: Honorable Mention - Biology

 

Academic Excellence Awards 

  • Reading
  • English
  • Spelling
  • Math
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Health
  • Social Studies

International Food Fair - 2nd place

 

Outstanding Attendance

 

2000 (age 14)

 

Special Olympics

  • First Place: Running Long Jump - 2.61 m
  • First Place: Softball throw - 29.6 ft
  • First Place: 100 yard dash - 17 sec.

Odessey of the Mind - competition (2nd place)

 

School Science Fair - Grand Prize

 

Academic Excellence Awards

  • Reading
  • English
  • Spelling
  • Math
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Health
  • Civics

President's Education Award -(signed by Bill Clinton):Outstanding Educational Improvement

 

2001 (age 15)

 

Art Contest - Salem Fair; First Place (sketch of the national capital building in DC)

 

2002 (age 16)

 

Who's Who Among American High School Students

 

Science Fair - First Place

 

Acedemic Letter

  • Art I Letter
  • Academic Letter - Earth Science

2003 (age 17)

 

Academic Letter - Algebra 1-part 2

 

Who's Who Among American High School Students

 

Citizenship Award - FCHS

 

Outstanding Performance for dissecting a pig in biology ;)

 

National Honor Society- Induction

 Matt with his friends on graduation day!

2004 (age 18)

National Honor Society

Who's Who Among American High School Students

Delegate Carico Academic Award

Outstanding Student - Geometry Part 1

2005 (age 19)

National Honor Society

Who's Who Among American High School Students

Top 10% (Student rank - #4)

Senior Academic Letter

GPA - 3.812!!!!

Global Visitors

Honored as one of the - TOP 30 AUTISM BLOGS


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