My Matignon

Arriving at 1 Matignon Road my freshman year was exciting. While the plethora of opportunities that awaited me were both encouraging and daunting, I had someone to show me along the way. My brother was a junior and introduced me to all of our teammates on the soccer and hockey teams, making my transition a lot easier. I joined the same teams and clubs as he had, and I felt more comfortable with his guidance. With his support and the overall community feeling Matignon encapsulates, I was confident enough to run, and get elected, for Class President my Freshman year, and those years subsequent. Because of the support of my peers at Matignon, going to school is something I look forward to. 

Matignon has opened the door to new opportunities and has enabled me to become a leader in our community. I came into high school with a passion and great interest in law and politics and Matignon has only multiplied those interests. Being selected onto the Varsity Mock Trial Team my freshman year brought me into a forum where I was arguing in front of a real judge in a courthouse as a 14-year-old. My dedication and engagement in Mock Trial earned me captaincy by my Junior year, and I can’t wait to see where we go this year! Furthermore, the Guidance Department has been a tremendous resource to me, helping me apply to both the Summer Politics Academy at Harvard and the Youth Leadership Conference by Harvard where I concentrated on Socioeconomic Inequalities and Gun Violence Solutions. These pursuits inspired me to apply to the Law Academy at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies for my senior year summer. I will be able to spend weeks immersed in D.C. life integrating knowledge with experience. Through all of these engaging and interactive forms of learning, Matignon has been my stepping stone in exploring my vast trove of opportunities. 

I believe my peers at Matignon are why I am able to succeed. The togetherness and confidence that we support each other with, instills within us a mentality of competition for success. As Captain of the Soccer team, we made a bid for the state championship this year. But it was the relationships that we built along the way that is the cause of why my teammates and I have such pride in each other and our school. Matignon has been my team and my family for the past three years. 

 

My Matignon

Arriving at 1 Matignon Road my freshman year was exciting. While the plethora of opportunities that awaited me were both encouraging and daunting, I had someone to show me along the way. My brother was a junior and introduced me to all of our teammates on the soccer and hockey teams, making my transition a lot easier. I joined the same teams and clubs as he had, and I felt more comfortable with his guidance. With his support and the overall community feeling Matignon encapsulates, I was confident enough to run, and get elected, for Class President my Freshman year, and those years subsequent. Because of the support of my peers at Matignon, going to school is something I look forward to. 

Matignon has opened the door to new opportunities and has enabled me to become a leader in our community. I came into high school with a passion and great interest in law and politics and Matignon has only multiplied those interests. Being selected onto the Varsity Mock Trial Team my freshman year brought me into a forum where I was arguing in front of a real judge in a courthouse as a 14-year-old. My dedication and engagement in Mock Trial earned me captaincy by my Junior year, and I can’t wait to see where we go this year! Furthermore, the Guidance Department has been a tremendous resource to me, helping me apply to both the Summer Politics Academy at Harvard and the Youth Leadership Conference by Harvard where I concentrated on Socioeconomic Inequalities and Gun Violence Solutions. These pursuits inspired me to apply to the Law Academy at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies for my senior year summer. I will be able to spend weeks immersed in D.C. life integrating knowledge with experience. Through all of these engaging and interactive forms of learning, Matignon has been my stepping stone in exploring my vast trove of opportunities. 

I believe my peers at Matignon are why I am able to succeed. The togetherness and confidence that we support each other with, instills within us a mentality of competition for success. As Captain of the Soccer team, we made a bid for the state championship this year. But it was the relationships that we built along the way that is the cause of why my teammates and I have such pride in each other and our school. Matignon has been my team and my family for the past three years.