Chicago Tribune Covers Matt’s Show in Lake Forest

The Pioneer Press and Chicago Tribune came out to Sheridan Elementary School in Lake Forest to cover my show. Here is a link to the article in the Chicago Tribune. I am performing at all the elementary and middle schools in District 67 this year.  Big thanks to the Spirit of 67 for making these […]

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Catholic Schools Week Assemblies

Catholic Schools Week is always a busy one for my assembly program.  This year I performed 19 shows in five days during Catholic Schools Week.  All of students (and staff) loved the tricks and message. My message of kindness, standing up for others, and resilience always fits in nicely with whatever theme the school selects […]

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Middle School Student Feedback

Matt Wilhelm performed at Hawthorn Middle School North in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The entire student body of about 600 students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade attended the assembly. Here are some highlights and take aways from the students. “Your speech was very inspiring to my friends and I. After you visited our school we […]

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Newspaper Covers Matt Wilhelm’s Show

Northwest Now (a division of USA Today) came out to Lannon Elementary School on January 25th 2017 to cover Matt Wilhelm’s anti-bullying school assembly program. Fourth-grade teacher Marianne Baker said she was amazed Wilhelm was able to keep 330 kids captivated for so long. “I absolutely loved his message,” Baker said. “It was a great visual presentation for what […]

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Holland Sentinel Newspaper Article

The Holland Sentinel came out to Cityside Middle School in Holland, Michigan to cover Matt Wilhelm’s anti-bullying program. On Tuesday November 15th Matt performed at Creekside Middle School, Cityside Middle School, and Holland Christian Middle School. Matt shared his story with middle school students and encouraged them to stand up for others and “Be somebody’s […]

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School Assemblies on the First Day of School

Matt Wilhelm performed on the first day of school at Elmwood Elementary and Hester Jr. High.  Students were wowed by the tricks and heard Matt Wilhelm’s anti-bullying message loud and clear. Matt’s message at Elmwood Elementary centered on perseverance, resilience, kindness, and respect. At Hester Jr. High Matt focused on the same themes and tied […]

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Middle School Thank You Notes

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 loved how you taught us […]

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Anti-Bullying Assembly at Nelson School

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.

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Chicago Tribune Recap of Show at Hadley Middle School

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 Tuesday (Feb. 9) to talk […]

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