Matthew Reiter is an eleventh grade honours student at Agincourt Collegiate Institute from Toronto, Ontario. Throughout his school career he has demonstrated commitment, dedication and focus on achieving the highest performance in both academics and athletics. Although he is always the youngest in his class (Matthew skipped grade 5), he consistently ranks amongst the top academically, distinguishing himself as a Principle Scholar. While juggling his five advanced placement courses, Matthew is the incumbent Vice President of his school’s Student Administrative Council, executive member of the Science Committee at Agincourt, and volunteers as a math tutor within his community. He is a provincial swimmer, surpassing OFSAA qualifying times, competitive baseball player, having represented team Ontario in the 2013 national championship, and loves to sail.
“I have been participating in STEM affiliated events for quite some time now and it never ceases to amaze me what we are able to accomplish collectively. Whether it is a math contest, rocket competition or science fair, I am truly inspired to see so many like-minded individuals share a common passion for something that is, has been, and will continue to be such a defining part of my life.”
“Those who are able to learn how to see their goals come to fruition are the very same individuals who are able to accomplish feats of excellence. Learning is imperative to success. Which is exactly the mechanism that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics provides- a framework by which one can learn how to approach a problem and present a feasible solution. When this is adhered to, we are effectively able to create in an environment in which learning (interchangeable with success) is central, all with STEM at the heart.”
CWSF 2014 – Mitra Rajyam & Matthew Reiter
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