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Published: Monday, 5/26/2014

Student of the Week: Matthew Theis

St. John’s High School

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School Subject: Physics

Extracurricular Activity: Working with the SJJ Social Justice Alliance or on the Robotics Team

Hobbies: Backpacking in the woods, cycling, ambitious projects, and problem solving

Car: Honda CR-V

Store: REI

Musical Artist: James Horner

Movie: I spend more time enjoying the outdoors than watching movies

TV Show: BBC’s Sherlock or the Big Bang Theory



Cafeteria Food Must Have: I enjoy packing a healthy lunch every day

Last Book Read That Wasn’t Required: Ishmael by Daniel Quin

Pet Peeve: Hypocrisy and ambiguity

Person Most Admired: Mr. Steve North

Person You’d Like To Meet: Pope Francis

Item Always In Your Locker: Lots of books and textbooks

First Job: Mowing lawns



After Graduation Plans: After graduation, I plan to pursue a degree in engineering and hope to get involved in a program like Engineers Without Borders

Career Goal: Right now my dream job would be working as an engineer for Elon Musk at Space X

Quote from teacher: “Matt is one of the most dynamic young men I have ever worked with,” said Phil Skeldon, social studies teacher. “He challenges his fellow students and teachers to live up to the ideals that a Jesuit education preaches, especially in the areas of service and social justice. He is truly a ‘man for others.’”

— Information is compiled for The Blade by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.

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