Roenis Elias Visits Spanish Class

By: Andrew Key

One of the greatest human experiences is hearing the life story of another person. Thursday , Cuban native Roenis Elias shared his story to Mr. Stanley Holland’s Spanish class at Liberty Magnet School in Jackson.

Elias began his story by sharing his dream when he was younger. Elias’ dream consisted of playing baseball at the Major League level. The only way to complete his dream was to defect Cuba. One of the students asked Elias about his parents perspective about his decision to defect Cuba. His parents, especially his mother, did not want Elias to leave. Elias said,

“It was a heart led decision that was necessary to pursue my dream,” said Elias.

Even with the chance of being caught and punished, Elias chased his dream. In short, Elias encouraged the students to pursue their dreams and work hard in their academics. Elias will start for the Generals Friday night in the series opener against the Birmingham Barons (CHW) at 7:05 p.m.

Photos below by Greg Mayo.

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