On February 27th, Parks Middle School and L.E.A.D Baseball held its 3rd annual signing day. This day signified a partnership with L.E.A.D organization and a commitment to academic excellence for members of the 2013 Parks’ baseball team. Students, parents, and the Board of Directors for L.E.A.D presented students with the opportunity to sign a letter of commitment. This opportunity has been previously been reserved for graduating seniors who have received athletic scholarships.
This event was monumental, because the first girl to play L.E.A.D Baseball, Chyna Barnes, was among the signees. C.J. Stewart, founder of L.E.A.D Baseball program, spoke about the honor of serving students in the Pittsburgh community where his father was raised. Mr. Stewart also talked about the importance of surrounding yourself with a team that will elevate and expose you to greatness. Parents, students and community members had the opportunity to participate in this memorable day that impacted the baseball team.
written by Yashica Green, Media Specialist at Parks Middle School