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NAME: Michael Sledge
HIGH SCHOOL: Stratford High School
ACHIEVEMENTS: As early as three years old, Michael showed signs of autism. His movement, speech and behavior were atypical and he required several forms of therapy. Despite dealing with the effects of his condition and the heavier requirements his mind needs to learn and study, Michal excels at school. He achieves good marks, participates in clubs and is a member of the National Honor Society. He applies all that he learns in therapy to improve both his academics and social behavior, never losing his drive.
GOALS: Michael wants to pursue studies in applied mathematics. His goal is a career in mathematics that allows him to write and create films on the side.