Whiz Kid: Matthew Moskowitz

Highlighting students around Plainview that make a difference in the community.

Each week, will feature one student from the community who has done something special. This week, we are honoring Matthew Moskowitz, a strong athlete and scholar student in his senior year at Plainview-JFK High School.

Name: Matthew Moskowitz

Age: 18


Accomplishment: Moskowitz has overcome many hurdles in his young life, and after suffering from a stroke just four years ago, he is now an honor student and star on the varsity baseball team who will be heading off to college in the fall.

Key to Awesomeness: The high school senior has always been both very brave and determined. After a stroke in eighth grade that left Moskowitz paralyzed on the right side of his body, the young teen was unable to walk or talk. Through extensive rehabilitation, he was back on his feet and back on the baseball field in just about one year.

"His desire to play sports again got him to where he is today," said his mother, Lisa Moskowitz. "He never gave up and worked so hard, he is a miracle in my book."

Aside from his success in athletics, Moskowitz excels in the classroom. Despite having trouble with reading comprehension and processing certain information, he has remained on the honor roll all throughout his high school career. He was accepted into several universities but has his eyes set on Penn State University.

Michael May 10, 2011 at 04:29 PM
Matt Moskowitz is a Parents Dream come true.... I have had the honor of not only coaching Matt on his Summer Tournament Baseball Team but have had the honor of watching him grow into an extrordinary young man. I know he will excel in anything he does !!!!
Barbara May 10, 2011 at 04:43 PM
No one deserves to be honored more than Matt Moskowitz. I am very proud and honored to know Matt and his family for many years.
Joe Dowd May 10, 2011 at 04:44 PM
Thanks, Michael. Matt is the kind of young man we love to feature as our "Whiz Kid." He excels in a community of exceptional young people.
TMC May 11, 2011 at 02:16 PM
Great family, great kid!! Very handsome to boot :) Well deserved honor, keep up the great work Matty!


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