Matthew Thompson

Your full name: Matthew Thompson

Nickname: Matt

Your school: Battle Mountain

How many years in the valley: Six years

Siblings: Christine Thompson

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Names of parent(s): Julie and Peter Papangelis (step-father)

My parents named me this because: They didn’t

I’m sick of hearing my parents say: “You want to go to college, right?”

What are your plans for after graduation: Either go to culinary school or start an internship in Santa Fe

Where would like to see yourself in 10 years: Cooking in a restaurant

What will you miss most about high school: Getting out at noon

What will you miss least about high school: The four walls, ceilings, floor and everyone in it

Favorite memory during high school: Winning states and going to Orlando for cooking

Who do you most admire and why: My dad, for going through everything he has and not complaining

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Denker

If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why: Robin Williams, because of his talent at comedy and success in life

I’m looking forward to … college

I can’t believe … it’s graduation already

Most people don’t know I … cook great

Favorite meal: Waldorf salad, hazelnut crusted venison and crepe souffle from competition

Advice for younger students: Don’t drop out of your classes for stupid reasons

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