B-A resident creating scholarship in honor of son


Justin Baker, who was a custodian at Myers Elementary until 2020, lost his son last month.

It was a tragedy to all who knew and loved Maverick and his family. He was a top athlete in hockey, football and baseball as a student at Northern Cambria High School and a member of the Bishop McCort hockey team.

However, Maverick took his own life in February, shocking his sports and school communities and sending his family in search of answers. What they have done is to try to create a lasting impact in his honor.

In the month since, the family has designed a bracelet in honor of Maverick, with his name and his three different sport numbers on it. They are attempting to create a scholarship and foundation in his honor and any funds raised through the sale of the bracelets will go towards the award.

Mr. Baker said they would like the scholarship to be a significant amount and be given to a student who exhibits the positive qualities his son exuded every day.

Mr. Baker would also like to shine a light on the issue of teen suicide.

“I just can’t go through this one more time,” he said.

Mr. Baker only asked for a donation as a price for the bracelet.

The BluePrint will have a more in-depth look at this story along with a video interview with Mr. Baker later this week.

If interested in buying a bracelet, please email Robin MillerĀ  at [email protected].

Mr. Naylor also has a limited amount of bracelets in his room.