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Designated Hitters dedicate class periods to helping teachers, students

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Senior designated hitter Hadley Brown helps students in Mr. Lorenzi’s astronomy class every day. “I really enjoy getting to make students and Mr. Lorenzi’s life easier,” Brown said.

Many seniors here at school have already fulfilled all the necessary requirements to graduate, and some have made the decision to dedicate a period (or multiple) to help out various teachers and counselors with their busy work. DH stands for designated hitter, and although it is known as a “chill” way to spend a class period, many students have been surprised at the work they have had to do.

Senior Hadley Brown is a DH for astronomy in Mr. Lorenzi’s astronomy class and has enjoyed helping out with the busy work of the classroom to enable Mr. Lorenzi to have more time to help students who need it.

“I do attendance and other small tasks around the classroom to help. I feel helpful because I am able to do the busy work he needs to get done in order to enable him to help students with things I can’t,” Brown said.

Other students who did not have a specific teacher to DH for have decided to help out in the counseling office. These students get to help with filing, bring passes to students and more to take some work off of our very busy counselors.

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Senior Tina Pasha is a DH in counseling and has been able to have a mix of getting her work done and doing tasks to help the counselors.

“There is a lot of time to just do work and catch up in my DH period, but overall it has been fun delivering passes. My DH period gives me a lot of freedom, and it is a really relaxing way to recharge during the school day,” Pasha said.

Senior Olivia McCloskey is a DH for Sarah Gayman’s English class and has loved DHing so far.

“I would recommend DHing because it’s basically a free period. I tend to ask if there is anything I could do for her, and sometimes assist students, but if there isn’t something to do I am able to just do my homework, which saves me a lot of time,” McCloskey said.

Students have found that having a DH can be very helpful during class, as the teacher can teach for longer with the busy work they have to do is given to the DHs. Some DHs also help with classes they feel very confident in and can assist students with some of the work as well as the teacher.

Senior Kate Alshab is a journalism student and finds it very helpful for an experienced Pitch writer to assist her in learning the ropes of journalism.

“It’s nice because it’s coming from someone who has actually taken the class because they can sometimes understand better than the teacher when and why help is needed,” Alshab said.

Photo courtesy of Hadley Brown
Senior designated hitter Hadley Brown helps students in Mr. Lorenzi’s astronomy class every day. “I really enjoy getting to make students and Mr. Lorenzi’s life easier,” Brown said.

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