Age: 17

School: Columbus Christian School

Who are your parents/guardians, grandparents and siblings?

Parents: Rod and Sirena Stamper; grandparents: Marcie and the late Don Wetherald, the late Harold and Mattie Stamper; siblings: Nick and Alyssa

Which elementary and middle school did you attend?

Mt. Healthy Elementary, Columbus Christian School

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

Bible class with Mr. Cockrell, he presents a clear understanding of the gospel.

In which extracurricular activities do you participate?

Varsity soccer team, bass fishing team, drama, National Honor Society

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

When I am not at school, I like to be hanging out with my friends or spending time hunting and fishing with my dad. Making memories are irreplaceable.

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

Going on mission trips to help the less fortunate and teach them about the gospel.

What are you looking forward to after graduation?

Attending a four-year college for an engineering degree.

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

My father has inspired me the most. He is a hard worker and always supports and pushes me to pursue my dreams.

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

Not to let just one day get you down, there is always tomorrow. Never rely on what others think of you, just be yourself. It is OK to be different.

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