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"I am Middletown"--Matthew Zheng

Matthew Zheng

“I am Middletown”

Welcome to our long-time feature, which gives people in the Middletown school district a chance to meat and learn about the scholars in their community. We asked each scholar 10 questions, and the answers combined create a mini-profile about their lives. So what does “I am Middletown” mean? We cannot be defined by one or two words. Everything about all of us makes us unique, and that uniqueness makes us Middletown.

Meet Matthew Zheng, a William A. Carter Elementary School fifth-grader who is in the National Elementary Honor Society.

His hobbies: “Basketball, soccer and the clarinet.”

Three places he wants to visit: “Paris, France and London.”

The world’s biggest problem: “Drugs.”

His proudest school moment: “When I got a 234 on my fourth-grade MAPS (assessment).”

If he had $1 million: “I would donate all of it to charity.”

One thing people may not know about him: “That I have almost drowned before.”

What makes him happy: “That slavery ended in the United States.”

His favorite part of school: “Seeing my friends and talking with them.”

If he were President: “I would try and end problems like drugs and endangered animals.”

The last good book he read: “’Big Nate on a Roll,’ by Lincoln Peirce.”