Matthew Lobo, Salutatorian 

Matthew Lobo, Salutatorian 
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An FWCD Original, Matthew Lobo is FWCD’s Class of 2023 Salutatorian. He will attend the University of Pennsylvania and plans to major in mathematics because of his love of numbers and its applications to everyday life.

A National Merit Commended Student and Cum Laude Society member (inducted as a junior), Matthew exemplifies the well-rounded student who excels academically and makes a difference in his community, on-campus and beyond the berm.

Taking advantage of the rigor in the Upper School, Matthew graduates having completed four Honors courses, 11 Advanced Placement courses and multiple post-AP courses, including Multivariable Calculus. His passion for numbers and all things math propelled him to take Linear Algebra through the Malone Schools Online Network. As a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, he took part in math competitions, including the Calculus Bowl at the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Matthew is patient and committed to his learning and always looking for more. He dedicated himself to learning two languages: Spanish and Latin. He took both through his four high school years, earning multiple awards while participating in the School’s Latin Club. He is also a member of the Spanish Honor Society. 

Earning the Eagle Scout rank, Matthew chose to complete his Eagle Scout Service Project in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity. He led a team to paint the exterior of a Fort Worth resident’s home, one of the most fulfilling things he has ever done. Matthew also served as an Honor Council representative during his junior and senior years. Beyond the classroom, Matthew played the trombone in band throughout Middle School and was a member of the tennis team in Middle and Upper School. 

As a junior, Matthew left the Upper School Awards program with three of the highest academic awards: the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, the Outstanding Undergraduate in Science Award and the Undergraduate History Award. As a senior, he earned Senior English Student, Senior Spanish Student, Senior Latin Student, Outstanding Senior in Science and the Mathematics Chair Award. 

Matthew hopes to be remembered as someone who is kind and cares about his classmates. 

“My fondest memories outside of the classroom at FWCD were playing tennis on the tennis team,” he said. “I really enjoyed the camaraderie with my teammates. We played some really intense matches and cheered for each other throughout.

“I will miss the closeness of the FWCD community and all the fun class and school events we have had over the years,” Matthew continued. “My teachers and coaches have been inspirational from kindergarten to senior year. I really enjoyed all my classes, whether academic, athletic or arts. Everything we do at FWCD is interrelated, and I think that it is really important to find the connections between classes and activities.” 



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