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Hi I'm matthew

I play trumpet. Born in Indiana. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

i am a fourth year marching band member. i graduated from Franklin central high school. i love to swim. my favorite book is the Percy Jackson books.

Why I am a Mormon

when I was a kid i raced soapbox derby, well at the time my grandfather was very sick. i was at the world race in Ohio and it was the day before the two day races were going to start. i woke up to my mother crying and learned my grandfather had passed away during the night. my grandmother had planned his funeral a few days from then. i learned if i made it to the second round of races i would be unable to go to his funeral. so that day i knelt and prayed for one thing i would never have asked i prayed to lose a race. well all day i was winning race after race and it came down to the last race to decide if i moved on to the next day of racing or went home. i prayed again asking to lose because i knew that my grandfather would never have forgiven me if i forfeited and that is what i wanted to do. i felt a warmth flow over me and i decided to race the last race. i went down the hill and i already knew that i would win the wind was still and i was two car lengths ahead of my opponents. but just as i neared the finish line the wind went hollowing into the nose of my car and it felt like i hit the brakes but the thing was the brakes weren't working, i lost the race and was able to go to my grandfathers funeral.

How I live my faith

i participate in my ward by joining the ward softball team.