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Scholar-Athlete of the Month: Matt Dworkowitz of North Rockland High School

Scholar-Athlete of the Month: Matt Dworkowitz of North Rockland High School

Matt Dworkowitz of North Rockland High School 

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Rivertown Magazine is elated to share this month’s scholar-athlete: Matt Dworkowitz, a senior at North Rockland High School. Matt, the son of Gary and Rose Dworkowitz, participates in varsity ice hockey with his high school and tier-one club hockey with the NJ Colonials, receiving accolades of all-league, all-section, league A MVP, first team all-state (for the current season), second team all-state, and assistant captain. All the while, he has maintained the principal’s honor roll in his academic career for four years.  

Dworkowitz skating onto the ice

Matt wishes to pursue a career in medicine — and he is getting an impressive head start as a member of the National Honor Society, the Science and Math Honor Societies, the Academy of Health and Sciences, and the BOCES New Visions Medical Program. Outside of academics, Matt volunteers with the North Rockland Youth Hockey Association, the Friedwald Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Saint Peter’s Food Bank, and the town’s annual turkey trot. 

We look forward to watching Matt’s success as he continues with his senior year and decides what comes next. 

At what age did you start playing sports?  

“I started playing many sports at a young age. Ice hockey, in particular, I started at around four years old, beginning with the North Rockland Youth Hockey program.” 

What is the most rewarding part of athletics for you? 

“Winning and losing together, as one team. It builds a special bond, and one that will last way beyond any sport.” 

What is your most satisfying single achievement? 

“It’s been remaining a captain for the North Rockland High School ice hockey team the past two seasons.” 

Who has inspired you, helping you to stay focused to meet your goals? 

“My parents probably inspire me most, as they push me to be the best version of myself possible, both on the ice and in the classroom.” 

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