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Baker Headed To Iona College

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2007 by Dave Der Cola

Wallkill High Schools class of 2007 valedictorian will be heading to Iona College in New Rochelle, New York where he will study Business Administration. Matt was one of our co-captains and starting right guard for our 2006 varsity football team. He has had a tremendous career here at Wallkill, both in and out of the classroom. This past fall, he was named the New York State High School Football Coaches Association’s scholar-athlete of the year, as well as being named to the state’s first-team all-academic team as well.

There is little doubt that Matt has accomplished a great deal during his high school career. What we are most proud of however, is the courage and determination to come back from a devastating leg injury that cost him his junior year. Any spectator, who was unaware of his injury, would never suspect that he was playing with a titanium rod in his leg. He never let the injury affect his play, or made any excuses. Matt has displayed great leadership, character, and courage while as a member of our program. We wish to thank him for his inspiration to us, and we also wish him all the best in his bright future.

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