We spoke with Junior Dez Harris about his senior project and the steps hes going to take to accomplish his goals. For his senior project he is coaching a senior baseball team for R.W. Clark Baseball League this summer. Dez will be an assistant coach and player for the 16+ Marlins.
When asked why he chose his project he responded by saying “I’ve played baseball since I was 5 years old. It’s my passion. It’s one thing I can do to make myself forget about the problems I have on the outside world. I dedicate many hours to baseball every year”. Dez is a formar high school baseball player but is taking this season off to expand his athletic ability in track and field for the Raiders.
“I’m going to have well over 100 hours for my project. My team will have practice 3 days a week for 2 hours. We will also have at least 2 games a week which take anywhere from 2 and a half to 3 hours to complete, and after every season the teams go to Idlewild and has a team banquet.” He has already started his project by meeting with the team and establishing his role as the assistant coach. He even played for the same team last summer before he had intentions of coaching them.
This project should be finished by the start of the 2016 school year. He should be required to complete 50 hours to complete this project. We then asked him if he thinks this is something he would want to do what he is out of high school he responded by saying, “Of course, my dad has taught me to play since I was five. I hope to grow up one day and teach my son or daughter about the game that has impacted my life so greatly. It’s not even a project for me, its just me doing the thing I love most.”