Matthew Broussard of Baytown has received the Legacy Award at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., along with five other students from around the country. Inspired by the creativity of Benjamin Franklin, each year the Creativity Foundation selects a Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate. The 2017 selection was Academy Award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, and activist, Tim Robbins.
The Legacy Prize is awarded to a select group of students who show great promise, creativity, and dedication in their fields. Following a round table discussion about creativity in various fields with Mr. Robbins, he presented the 2017 Legacy Winners the silver Benjamin Franklin medallio. Matthew was named the winner of the Legacy Award last June at National History Day in College Park, Maryland. Matthew was a four time first place winner at National History Day in individual performance. He was a 2016 graduate of IMPACT Early College High School and has just finished his first year of study at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was named “Best First-Year History Student” by the history department.
Other Legacy Winners present for the special ceremony in Washington were from the Longy School of Music at Bard College, VentureWell, Phillips Brooks House, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and from the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Each winner was inducted into Benjamin Franklin’s junto for life.