Class of 2020: Von Baker – Valedictorian, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School

Von Baker
Von Baker

Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School

Von Baker


PARENTS: Jeffrey and Barbara Baker 

COLLEGE OR OTHER PLANS: Cornell University

AFTER COLLEGE: Continue my baseball career at the next level or pursue a career in business, management, or engineering

WHAT IS IT LIKE GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL IN THE MIDDLE OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC: It has been less than ideal, but it has taught me many valuable life lessons dealing with perseverance.

WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR CLASSMATES THIS SEMESTER: Our current situation has definitely taught all of us how to manage our time far more efficiently.

WHAT IS A MEMORY OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR YOU’LL NEVER FORGET: One memory from senior year that I’ll never forget is being able to drive to school for the first time.

WHAT YOU WILL MISS MOST ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL: I will definitely miss seeing the people I enjoyed spending time with every day.


BEST PART ABOUT GRADUATING: For me, the best part about graduating will be knowing that I am officially entering a new chapter in my life.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU: My parents and my brother


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