Dominick Harris saw a need at Philip O. Berry, so he worked with this peers to meet it. In 2011, Dominick founded the Berry SAT Prep Club. He organized a group of upperclassmen to help students prepare for college entrance exams, as well as school and End-of-Course tests.
The students met twice a week and worked on testing strategies and reviewed lessons and assignments. Although the school offered tutoring programs, Dominick said students learn differently from their peers.
“There was always a full room of students,” he said. “I wanted to help everyone do their best.”
At Berry, Dominick also spent lots of time on the track. He won medals in state and all-conference competitions. He also placed third in the nation at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics for the 4x8 100 meter relay.
“I started running track at Piedmont Middle and I loved it from the start,” he said. “It helped me stay focused and motivated in school.”
Dominick is headed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to major in biology. The honors graduate plans to attend medical school and study orthopedics.
To help prepare for a career in the medical field, Dominick was an active member in Health Occupations Students of America and Communities in Schools, where he was on the leadership team.