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CONGRATULATIONS to Cameron Jarvis, Winner of The 2018 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award!

CONGRATULATIONS to Cameron Jarvis, winner of The 2018 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award!

The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center is proud to offer the Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award annually to a North Carolina high school senior with a disability. The award includes a $1,500 scholarship to be used for any post high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment.

This award is in honor of Matthew Carmen Graziadei. Matthew was a remarkable young man who died in January 1998 at the age of 26. He graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC and was elected to Who’s Who in American High School Students. Matt was a student intern at the Charlotte Mint Museum and served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association both locally and statewide. He achieved President’s Honors at Central Piedmont Community College and served in Washington, DC with the US Surgeon General’s Council on Families and Disabilities. Matt also started his own business and was a contractor in facilities, engineering and computer services.

When asked to define the characteristics that made Matt unique, his family and friends defined the attributes listed below:

  • Determination
  • Perseverance
  • Persistence
  • Dedication
  • Confidence
  • Motivation
  • Fortitude
  • Accomplishment
  • Excellence
  • Quality

These attributes are the criteria for selecting the winner of the Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award.

Cameron is graduating from Franklin Academy High School in Wake Forest.

Congratulations Cameron! We wish you much success in your future endeavors!

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