Matthew Royce, FS ‘10, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 2020. He played on the squash team all four years there and was captain of the Intercollegiate Flight Team his senior year. His dreams of becoming a pilot began when he was a student at Forsyth—he even drew fighter jets on his memory maps!
What are you doing now?
I am currently in flight school and will owe eight years to the Navy as a pilot after completing my training. It is hard to know what I will do after my commitment ends, but I plan to continue my career as a military or civilian pilot.
Who were your favorite Forsyth teachers?
Mrs. (Christine) Torlina and Mrs. (Susan) Zareh were two of my favorites. Mrs. Torlina was the most patient, caring, and nature-loving teacher I’ve ever had. Mrs. Zareh was the best math teacher and advisor.
What is your favorite Forsyth memory?
There are so many good memories to pick from, but I would have to say the Kiss concerts (on Halloween). Runners up include snowball with Coaches (Randy) Just and (Shelley) Stone, foosball tournaments in the basement of Last House, Green & White Day, and climbing the rock wall with Mr. (Darel) Shelton.
What does Forsyth mean to you?
Through all of my life experiences, Forsyth remains the most welcoming and supportive community I have ever been a part of. It is made up of students and faculty members who want to see you succeed and follow your passions. Forsyth exposes students to a diverse and well-rounded set of experiences that get you out of your comfort zone and help you figure out who you are. Although my graduating classmates have all gone our separate ways, we look back on our time at Forsyth fondly and often wish we could go back. It is truly a special place, and I feel so thankful to have been a part of it.