Matthew Steven Smart |

Matthew Steven Smart

Your full name: Matthew Steven Smart

Nickname: Matty, Knuckle

Your school: Vail Christian

How many years in the valley: 12

Siblings: Daniel

Names of parent(s): Melanie, Scott

My parents named me this because: My brother liked it and always called me it before I was born

I’m sick of hearing my parents say: “Be home by … ”

What are your plans for after graduation: University of Kansas

Where would like to see yourself in 10 years: Graduating from medical school

What will you miss most about high school: The handshake every morning from Nate Simon

What will you miss least about high school: Gossip

Favorite memory during high school: Basketball road trips with Rye, and dating Brooke

Who do you most admire and why: My father, because he’s a good role model

Favorite teacher: Ms. J

If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why: My father, to give me advice on life

I’m looking forward to … going to college

I can’t believe … I’m out of high school

Most people don’t know I … was born in Kansas

Favorite meal: Steve Miller’s hamburger with fries

Advice for younger students: Don’t work too hard for your grades

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