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Harvard-Westlake's Chase Aldridge is breaking barriers in baseball
Harvard-Westlake's Chase Aldridge is breaking barriers in baseball

Chase Aldridge, the leading hitter for Harvard-Westlake's baseball team, is headed to Harvard University. He grew up in Ladera Heights, went to a public elementary school, then enrolled at a private middle school in Palisades. So began his journey straddling two environments as an African American teenager. In an application essay to Harvard, he wrote: "My dad would come every year and teach about the Negro Leagues. Activities like this served both the purpose of informing others of the history of various different people, and also a sign of how I fit in the school community. "My clear sense of belonging encouraged me to take a leadership role among my peers in both...

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