Southington High salutatorian Matthew Morgan heading to UConn

Published on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 11:53


SOUTHINGTON – Southington High School Class of 2022 Salutatorian Matthew Morgan has clear goal – continuing his studies of mechanical engineering and Aerospace at the University of Connecticut.

Morgan said he has long known what areas of study he wanted to focus on. This helped him to plan his educational path and find success at Southington High School.

“I applied to Pratt & Whitney’s engineering program – it has always been a topic that I’ve been interested in,” Morgan said. “I like math and problem solving in general. I’ve always had something inside of me that drove me to do well. And, since I know what I want to do, it made it easier to see what steps I needed to take to get there.”

In addition to his academic studies, Morgan was a member of the school volleyball and soccer teams. He hopes to continue to participate in UConn’s sports programs.

Morgan is also a member of Project Lead the Way, the National Honor Society, the World Language Honor Society, Interact Club, the French Club and Connecticut Husky Club Volleyball.

Morgan has also participated in numerous volunteer efforts with his church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. In addition to organizing and participating in several fundraising events and food and clothing drives, he also took a Mission Trip to Portland, Maine in 2019. There, he spent a week providing food, toiletries, childcare and home improvement services.

Outside of his academics and school clubs, Morgan’s hobbies include hiking and woodworking.

While most of his friends will also be going to UConn after graduation, Morgan said that he will miss many people he met as part of Project Lead the Way.

“There were a lot of good members and I really felt like we made a big impact,” he said.

Morgan said that his advice for current students in the Southington school system is to find out how they learn best in order to help best manage their time.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 11:53. Updated: Tuesday, 14 June 2022 11:56.