Dak Prescott (Yes, that Dak!) stopped by Parish Episcopal School on April 25, to visit with student-athletes in the Athletic Leadership Captain's Program. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback talked to students about his experience in the NFL and gave them advice on how to succeed on and off the field. Students had plenty of questions and enjoyed a little fist bumping with #4. (Hear more from Dak)
This was the second time for Dak to be on the Parish campus. On April 14, he held the Dak Prescott Women's Clinic. The interactive clinic helped participants learn more about the basics of football in a fun atmosphere.
As part of our tenets of Wisdom, Honor and Service, Parish asks students to be bold leaders and young people of impact. The Captain's Program builds on those tenets by teaching Upper School student-athletes about the importance of leadership in the athletic arena and how to carry that over to their everyday lives. They learn how to evaluate others, overcome setbacks and determine what makes them successful leaders. Each meeting ends with students receiving an assignment on how to improve their leadership skills. Guest speakers such as Prescott visit students each trimester. Last year, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee surprised our student-athletes during one of their leadership meetings.