Matthew Barad is a Junior currently attending Air Academy High School. Matthew participates in many activities at school and around his community, including but not limited to Air Academy’s repeated state champion Marching Band, Teen Court, Forensics, Speech and Debate, Junior Statesmen of America, as well as volunteering at the Milibo Art Theatre. Being a fan of debate as well as the occasional pun, literature is his favorite subject in school, though it is barely ahead of government and politics. Matthew likes to spend his rare free time reading and arguing with friends. As a representative of State Senate District 9, Matthew looks forward to a productive year for COYAC.