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Michael P. Kolton was born on October 24th, 1988 and currently lives in Fenway with his parents and little sister.
Entering the Boston Latin School in the seventh grade, Michael feels very privileged to have been afforded such a great education and experience through such a prestigious learning institution. During his tenure at the Latin school, Michael has been very active. Ever since his first year, Michael has been involved in the music department, first playing the double bass in the string orchestra, and then moving on to trombone. He is currently the premier trombone player at the Latin School, playing first chair for the BLS Big Band, Football Band, Concert Band, and Honors Orchestra. Michael is also a graduate of the Berklee College of Music City Music Program, to which he was awarded a full scholarship to take classes during the summer and on Saturdays during the school year. Michael is also active in the school’s drama department and in the Amnesty International club. An honor role student, Michael also excels in the classroom, taking many Advanced Placement and Honors courses in subjects such as History and English.
Outside of school, Michael is very active in his church’s youth group, doing community service in the greater Boston area, as well as a week long social service trip to Gallup, New Mexico during the summer of his junior year. Michael also enjoys going to his neighborhood YMCA on a daily basis, reading, and generally socializing with his fellow Latin School chums.
Inspired by his mother’s active citizenship and dedication to social justice, Michael decided to apply to be a Ward Fellow in the spring of his junior year. Working in the office of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Michael has been able to see firsthand the benefits of being a public servant. This experience has strengthened his will to work in public service, and he will surely think back fondly on his summer as a Ward Fellow.
After his senior year, Michael plans to attend college on the East Coast and study United States history and political science, while continuing to pursue his passion for music.