Student of the Week Emmanuel Christian Academy

Name: Matthias Tedros

School: Emmanuel Christian Academy

Grade: 12

Age: 16

Extra-curricular: JV/Varsity Hockey, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Lacrosse, Volunteer at Hospital, Front of House job at NTPRD Chiller, Piano, Guitar, Alto and Bari Saxophone

Claim to fame/honors: Lacrosse: First Academic Team, Academic Scholar Award, Hockey: First Academic Team, Soccer: Varsity Soccer Team Captain, First Chair Baritone Saxophone in Emmanuel Christian Academy High School Band

Words you live by: "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." — James 1:5

Toughest challenge: Juggling extracurriculars and school

Biggest influence: My parents

School-day rituals: Arrive late

What's on your bedroom walls: Blue paint and a white board

When I'm bored I like to … Play sports, an instrument or Fortnite

Favorite movie: Waterboy

Person who would play you in a movie: Chadwick Boseman

Favorite TV show: Stranger Things

Favorite musical artist: Nav

Favorite book: The Giver

Favorite home-cooked meal: Injera, a food native to Eritrea/Ethiopia

Whose mind would you like to read: Dr. Martin Luther King's

Place where you'd love to travel: Dubai

Talent you'd like to have: The ability to pick up languages with ease

Favorite school subject: Anatomy

Favorite athlete: Alexander Ovechkin

Favorite team: Columbus Blue Jackets

Something in the world I'd like to change: Erase racism and sexism

Favorite high school moment: Conditioning week of this year's soccer camp

Favorite junk food: Munchies Flamin' Hot

Best thing about high school: The blessing of learning and absorbing knowledge

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