Meet Rich East’s Finest: Matt Mills

Matt Mills
Matt Mills, a 5 year resident of Park Forest. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- eNews Park Forest is pleased to continue with our series featuring Park Forest’s best and brightest students, pleased to introduce Matt Mills, an 5-year resident of Park Forest. Favorite class? Statistics. Yes, statistics. Goal in 10 years? Practicing law.

Thanks to Kevin Kredens, Publicity Liaison, Head Coach Boys Cross Country and Assistant Head Coach Girls Track and Field/Cross Country for sending these completed interviews.

Meet Matt Mills:

  1. Are you a Park Forest Resident? How long? Yes, for five years.
  2. At Rich East all four years? If not, where else? Yes. 
  3. Favorite classes and why? My favorite class this year is statistics because I enjoy the class and it’s a lot of fun. And, gym (physical education) because it’s gym!
  4. Favorite teachers: My favorite teachers are Ms. Franklin, Ms. Tijerina, Ms. Molar and Mr. Shank. They are really good teachers, and they have all been there for me. 
  5. ACT: 28.
  6. Areas met or exceeded on PSAE: I exceeded in reading and met in math. 
  7.  Senioritis?: Not really. I have four AP classes, English, Statistics, Physics and Psychology; also taking Spanish III Honors, Engineering Design and Physical Education/Weight Training. I’m working very hard to improve my GPA and class rank.
  8. AP Exams: I received a 4 on the AP English Exam. 
  9. Activities/Athletics/Clubs participated in? Special Awards? I wrestled all four years, played football my freshman year and ran cross country my sophomore year. In a special academic contest sponsored by the Black McDonald’s Operators Association, I took third place in a writing contest for an essay I wrote on “Lessons Learned from playing Sports.”
  10. Clubs, hobbies, community/church; Special volunteering in community? I have been involved in various clubs and activities at my church.
  11. College choice/major: I have not made a final decision on my college of choice, but I do plan on majoring in Pre-Law or Political Science.
  12. Where do you want to be in five years? In ten years? In five years, I would like to be in law school. In 10 years I want to have passed the BAR exam and already have started my career as an attorney.