The Gold Standard
Fort Knox, KY | March 30, 2017
On March 8 Fort Knox High School senior Matthew Rivera was honored as the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce ABC (Academics means a Better Community) Student of the Month.
Rivera is the son of retired Sgt. Maj. Vickie Rivera and Sgt. 1st Class Ted Rivera. Throughout his high school career, Rivera has devoted his time toward academics, sports and clubs. He is his class salutatorian, a basketball team captain, the president of the National Honor Society and the Fort Knox JROTC battalion commander.
In addition, Rivera is a member of the Fort Knox Y-Club, student council, Order of the Eagle Claw, color guard and Raider Team. As a leader in the community, he has tutored high school students, organized and executed clothing and food drives, served in soup kitchens and has worked with numerous projects relating to the well-being of Soldiers on Fort Knox.
Due to Rivera's hard work and dedication, he has received many awards and honors such as the President's Education Award, Presidential Fitness Award, Principal's Award, 4.0 GPA award, Superior JROTC Cadet Medal, student of the quarter and has been placed on the 5th Region Basketball All-A Academic Team twice.
In December 2016, Rivera received a Congressional Nomination from Congressman Brett Guthrie to the United States Military Academy at West Point. In January, he formally received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point and will report July 3. He plans to major in law.