Seguin Citizen: Mattisyn Townsend
Posted on 10/12/2017 11:00:00 AM.

What is your current occupation?
"I am a full-time student at Briesemeister Middle School."
 
What does that involve?
"I am in NJHS, band, cheerleading, volleyball, track, and soccer."
 
What do you do off the clock “Just for fun?”
"I show goats in 4-H which takes up a lot of time, but I enjoy
listening to music, reading, and hunting."
 
When and where were you born?
"I was born on October 24, 2003 in Fort Worth, Texas."
 
What’s the most recent book you’ve read?
"I just finished a book called Middle School: How I Survived
Broccoli, Bullies, and Snake Hill."
 
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
"If you ain’t first, you’re last. (haha!)"
 
What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced?
"Taking the ACT when I was in 7th grade."
 
If you had to describe yourself in just two words, what would they be?
"Intelligent and kind."
 
What inspires you?
"Food and getting good grades to get accepted to Harvard."
 
If you could assemble a dinner party with any five guests (living or
dead), who would they be?
"Frank Sinatra, Channing Tatum, Mandy Moore, Heidi Klum, Jesus."
 
What is your favorite TV show and why?
"Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders because it helps me with my cheerleading
skills."
 
What are your roles in the community?
"I volunteer at the animal shelter, work cancer benefits, work the
church pumpkin patch with youth group, and I help other 4H-ers learn
how to show goats. I go to the Methodist church in Seguin. I am a
full-time student in junior high. As a family, we like to attend goat
shows, go to the beach, and hunt/fish."
 
What is your educational background?
"I attended kindergarten and first grade in Spring, Texas., second grade in
Hutto, third and fourth grades in Cedar Creek, fifth through eighth grades in Seguin."
 
What are your professional background, achievements, leadership roles?
"I am a 4H Ambassador, council delegate and parliamentarian for
Outdoor Challenge 4H club. I am the Social Chair for the 8th grade
cheer team. I am also in NJHS, made the Houston Livestock Show and
Rodeo SALE with my show goat, I play on the A Team for Volleyball,
and I am a DUKE Scholar. "
 
Share your family
"I have 2 siblings, Jacie (10) and Tate (7). We also have 2 dogs, 2
cats, 1 fish, and 4 shows goats. My goats names are Lucky Day, Ned
Nederlander, Dusty Bottoms, and El Jefe."
 
What are your proudest moments in your personal life or in your career?
"Becoming a DUKE Scholar and making the sale at the Houston Livestock
Show with my show goat."
 
What brought you to Seguin and why you choose to live here?
"My dad’s job moved us here."
 
What do you believe are the strengths of this community?
"Seguin is a very caring community, not only to its own citizens but
to other people in need in other communities."
 
What initiatives or changes you would like to see in Seguin that
would further strengthen the community?
"Bring in businesses that would support more tourism."
 
Any family roots/history you have in this area?
"No family roots here."
 
What are your future plans?
"Get accepted to Harvard and/or Texas A&M."


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