Derean is a sixth grader at Moore Square Middle School and a student in Ms. Lee-Leung's Mandarin Chinese class. Derean has competed in the Language contest sponsored by the Confuscious Institute at NC State University. The Confuscious Institute's mission "is to enhance intercultural understanding in the U.S. by supporting and organizing Chinese language and culture programs." It is a NC State Wolfpack baseball tradition for someone from the community to throw out the first pitch and since this game was on the February 16, the Chinese New Year, the team requested a middle school student connected with the Confuscious Institute and Derean was invited for this honor.
Here's the video of Derean's First Pitch