My name is Matthew Allen Lower, and I am a senior at D.H. Conley High School. My parents are Jeff and Angie, and my sister is Meghan. I was born here in Greenville, and I am proud to say I have lived here all of my life. Through my 18 years here, I have had many lessons and experiences.
School is something I have put a lot of effort into in my life, and I think that it is very important. Not only does school teach you about a variety of subjects, but it teaches you about work ethic, deadlines, social skills, and much more. To further my education after high school, I will be attending UNC Charlotte as a Levine Scholar, and I intend on pursuing a degree in computer science.
Other than school, I also enjoy a variety of clubs and hobbies. I am the Drive Team Captain for the Pitt Pirates Robotics Team and the VP of Competitive Events and Design for my school’s FBLA chapter. When I’m not busy with my clubs, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, playing video games, listening to music, and working on personal video projects.
SCHOOL: D.H. Conley
NAME: Matt Lower
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: Attending UNC Charlotte full-time
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING TASK AS A SENIOR: Balancing the workload of your senior year with the workload of preparing for your future
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR UNDER CLASSMEN: Prioritize! Decide what matters to you most; that’s what deserves your time.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR: Spending time with my fellow seniors. It’s our final year together, and I’m enjoying making memories.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: Working at a computer science job in Charlotte, NC, and being involved in the community.
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY: My family, as cliché as it sounds. They support me in everything I do.
I AM MOST UNIQUE BECAUSE: I have a variety of interests. I am involved with Pitt Pirates Robotics, FBLA, and I am very interested in video, music, special effects, and more.
WHAT IS THE ONE QUOTE YOU LIVE BY: “There will always be someone smarter, faster, or better than you, but they will never be you.”
WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOU VALUE MOST IMPORTANT AT THIS POINT IN YOUR LIFE: Relationships (family/friends), education, morals, work ethic, and compassion
IF YOU COULD MOVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY: Paris! After taking AP European History, I am intrigued by the copious amount of culture and history in France.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR CLASSMATES STILL DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU AFTER ALL THIS TIME: I love cinematography! Video is a big passion of mine, and something I am planning on minoring in at college.
WHICH YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL WAS YOUR FAVORITE: Easily my senior year. There are so many amazing endings and events I get to participate in with people I’ve known my entire life.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: A machete. When you’re stranded on a desert island, you have to be practical.