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Plainview Whiz Kid: Matthew Friedrich

Highlighting local kids that make a difference in the community.

Each week, will feature one student from the community who has done something special. This week, Plainview Patch is highlighting Plainview-Old Bethpage senior Matthew Friedrich.

Name: Matthew Friedrich

Age: 18

School: 

Accomplishment: Friedrich was recently honored with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from the 2011 Prudential Spirit Community Awards Program for his extraordinary volunteer work. The award is presented to young volunteers annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Key to Awesomeness: Earlier this year, the high school senior dedicated his own time outside of school to design a pink paper ribbon which was sold throughout local schools and businesses to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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