Jake Valensi '22, Football

Jake Valensi '22, Football

Why Hamilton?: I choose Hamilton for the people. On my visit I saw that the individuals genuinely wanted to be with one another and that sold me on the school.

Favorite Past Sports Memory: Playing the halftime show at the old Giants Stadium when I was seven years old.

Who is your role model ?: My role model is my old Latin and French teacher, Brother Henry Wright. I was fortunate to have him as a teacher toward the end of his life, and his class was truly something else. I admire him so much because he willingly gave up his life to serve others, specifically myself and others like me who were lucky enough to go to Farrell and take French. He did so with a smile everyday for over 40 years, regardless of the fact that he was rarely thanked. He genuinely gave himself for the sake of others, and that is something that I feel everyone can learn from.

 

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