Former Metcalfe Jet Headed To Military College

Focus on Youth, By Phill Potter

Name: Matt Howell                                        

Age: 18

School: Osgoode Township High

Grade: 12

Parents: Rob and Pam Howell

Brother: Jack (15) “Attends Osgoode Township High as well. He is in Grade 9, and loves sports.”

Pet Peeve: “People being late. I can’t stand when people decide to meet at a specific time, and then show up 15 minutes late.”

Part-time Work: “I work part-time at Metcalfe Golf Course in the Pro Shop.”

Favourite Subjects: My favourite subjects are Gym and Math. The subjects I took this year were English, French, Advanced Functions, Law, Introduction to Canadian and World politics, and World Cultures.”

What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I enjoy reading books and the newspaper. I enjoy any book written by John Grisham, or that involves a mystery or the law. I also read the newspaper to learn about current events and sports news.”

Who is your favourite author? “John Grisham”

What is your greatest accomplishment? “My greatest accomplishment is being a page at Queen’s Park for five weeks in grade 8. I was one of 60 kids who were lucky enough to be selected to serve as a page during the spring session of Provincial Parliament in 2017.”

School Activities: “I participated in many different school activities during my time in high school. Most of these activities involved sports, such as golf, cross country, and volleyball, to name a few. This year, unfortunately, school sports were cancelled due to Covid-19, so I wasn’t able to participate in any of these activities. Although, I did participate in Spirit Days. We had some virtual spirit days this year where you would dress up in whatever you were supposed to that day. For example, you would wear any school merchandise you had. You would wear this during the zoom classes that you had that day.”

Other Activities/Interests: “Other activities that I participate in, are sports outside of school. I play hockey for the Metcalfe Jets, and I run outside of school. I have run multiple 5km and 10km races, and I have completed four half marathons. My most significant interest is sports. I’m a big-time fan of hockey, football, golf, and F1. F1 is a form of motorsport that involves 10 teams with races around the world. My favourite team is Ferrari, and my favourite driver is Charles Leclerc. I also enjoy learning about history as I’m a bit of a history buff. I also enjoy watching Netflix, and hanging out with my friends.”

Career Goals: “After I graduate from high school this year, I am going to the Royal Military College at Saint-Jean to study Political Science.”