One of the really cool things about Clayton Kershaw is that regardless of whether he’s winning Cy Young awards, becoming one of the richest pitchers in history, appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” or dominating on the mound again this season, he never forgets where he’s from.
Last week, for example, the Dodgers standout returned to Highland Park ISD for its annual convocation breakfast for school district staff members and teachers. He made an appearance in support of his wife, Ellen, also an Highland Park High School graduate, who gave the keynote address.
Ellen’s speech referenced how her education in HPISD helped to inspire the Kershaws to launch various philanthropic initiatives, including those in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Africa.
The convocation included speeches from the district’s two Teachers of the Year — Ashley McCutchin and Chad Coffey — and performances by the Highlander Strings Orchestra and the HPHS bagpipers.