BENICIA — A year ago, being a valedictorian was the last thing on Paul Baker’s mind.
“When I first came here, I didn’t even know if I was going to graduate,” said Baker, 18, as he sat outside Liberty High School.
Baker not only graduated, but did so a quarter early and with the high grades that made him the continuation school’s top student.
Baker credits much of his success to Liberty, often seen as a
second-chance school where students who do not do well at Benicia High School can get a fresh start or, as in Baker’s case, accelerate their education.