Age: 18

School: Columbus East High School

Who are your parents/guardians, grandparents and siblings?

Parents: Christina and Steven Richardson; siblings: Kaylie, Alyssa, Savannah and Peyton Richardson; grandparents: Anita and Steve Richardson, Tonya and Mike Austerman

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Which elementary and middle school did you attend?

Eastside Elementary, Edinburgh Middle School

What’s your favorite class or part of the school day and why?

7th and 8th mod resource. I can curl up and read a book.

In which extracurricular activities do you participate?


When you’re not in school, what’s your favorite place to be and why?

On the back of my four-wheeler, I’m free.

What has been your greatest high school memory so far and why?

When I sent the Acalympians to sing to my sister three different times for her birthday.

What are you looking forward to after graduation?

Going to college.

Who in your life has inspired you or whom do you look up to and why?

My dad inspires me because of all the things he has accomplished.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned during, or from, high school?

“You can’t succeed if you don’t try.”

Draw a picture, write a poem or create something that represents you. It can be anything you choose.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or