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Matt Takes Podium at AFA

By Matt Wilhelm | May 30, 2016
Matt Wilhelm winning best trick competition.

[lead]Matt Wilhelm took 3rd place at Round 2 of the AFA (American Flatland Association) in Detroit, Michigan this weekend. He also won the Best Trick Competition.[/lead] Matt Wilhelm placed third on the podium behind Dominik Nekolny (Czech Republic) and Jean William Prevost (Canada). The contest took place at Modern Skatepark…

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Middle School Thank You Notes

By Matt Wilhelm | May 5, 2016
All 85 thank you notes from sixth grade students at Paw Paw Middle School.

Matt received 85 thank you notes in the mail from the 6th-grade at Paw Paw Middle School. The students saw Matt Wilhelm’s anti-bullying school assembly on March 30th. Judging from the content of the thank you cards, they all heard the message loud and clear. Below are some excerpts: “I…

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Anti-Bullying Assembly at Nelson School

By Matt Wilhelm | March 28, 2016
Matt Wilhelm riding the bike upside down

Matt Wilhelm brought his awesome BMX moves and important messages of kindness, bullying, and tenacity to Nelson School. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade listened to Matt’s message as they watched his tricks. [blockquote quote=”My students all made wonderful reflections about the performance, what was interesting was the message stuck…

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Chicago Tribune Recap of Show at Hadley Middle School

By Matt Wilhelm | March 28, 2016
Matt Wilhelm speaking to students at Hadley Middle School in Homer Glen after an anti-bullying school assembly.

Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 9th 2016 Author: Charla Brautigam Hadley Middle School students were encouraged to speak up and take a stand against bullying at an assembly sponsored by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). BMX champion Matt Wilhelm, who was bullied as a child, visited the school on…

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Anti-Bullying School Assembly in Vernon Hills

By Matt Wilhelm | February 24, 2016

Matt Wilhelm’s school assembly program was held at Hawthorn North Elementary school in Vernon Hills, IL. The students learned how to stand up for one another and be everyday heroes. “Matt Wilhelm visited Elementary North and performed BMX bike tricks while sharing a powerful message about perseverance, character, and bullying.…

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