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Matt Slepecki

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Matthew Slepecki

Quote: “Never give up.”

Major: Teaching

Fun Fact: Once played video games for 14 hours straight with Ben Gamache.

When Matthew Slepecki walked into LHS his freshman year, he had no idea how much his life would change.  When he first started school, he didn’t have many friends. His grades were bad. He focused more on making the JV baseball team than doing his homework.

Over the course of the year he gradually made new friends and fell in with an outgoing group of boys and girls that made him overcome his shyness that had silenced him years before.

As an almost-graduate of the class of 2013, he feels like he’s “changed A TON!”

His friends are still the same as the friends he made freshman year and hopes that they continue to stay close all throughout college and into the rest of their lives.

Matt’s greatest challenge throughout high school has been grades. “I’m really stupid for not putting 100% effort into my school work,” he said, “I was really lucky I even got into a four-year school.”

His greatest accomplishment and lowest point in high school revolve around the same thing: baseball. Skipping the freshman team and going straight to JV his freshman year as the catcher is something he is very proud of.  Although he failed off the baseball team his sophomore year, he is excited to try out for the baseball team at Nichols College in the fall.

His advice for underclassmen remains simple: “Do your … damn homework.” He said, “get involved and do as much as you can.”

About going to Nichols College, which is located right outside Sturbridge, Mass.,  “I’m not really afraid of anything.  Maybe meeting new people, maybe, but I’d like to say I’m pretty friendly and I’m a nice guy.”

“Keep trying and never give up on yourself,” are his parting words, “If I can do it, you can too.”

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Chloe Forrant, Staff Writer
When Chloe Forrant isn't spending 18 hours a week dancing or teaching dance, she is slaving over AP Government  work, worrying about how she is going to figure out how to do her math homework, or braiding someone's hair for them. Somehow she found some time to write articles for the Cub. Thanks to a family beach house in Truro, this girl basically grew up at the Cape. Yet, after seventeen long years of life she still doesn't know how to swim...? With everything going on, she still finds time to read sappy romantic novels and pretend shes Serena Van Der Woodsen. Chloe tells it like it is and neglects to hide anything from people. She is usually pretty hyper all the time but loves to sit in the car and go for long car rides going nowhere. This petite, blue eyed-blonde may not seem like the garage-alternative rock band type, but trust me, she bumps to Blink 182 and All Time Low in her beloved Scotty the Sonata . You can see her driving around Ludlow with her boyfriend in the passenger seat, windows rolled down and music blasting.  Don't worry though, her love of baseball and the Red Sox still add points to her all-American girl looks. She wishes to do well in journalism this year and hopes to go to Elms college and study to be an elementary school teacher next fall.

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