Sundays with Sondheimer: The pride of Dorsey High
On Sundays this summer, I'm presenting my favorite videos from those I've shot over the last three years and telling the back story.
I've never met a student quite like Jeremiah Allison of Los Angeles Dorsey. I had seen him speak at a news conference when City Section sports were suffering budget cutbacks. But then I went to Dorsey last year to speak with him about academics, football and making it in life, and I was impressed by his confidence, maturity and determination.
In the last two seasons, he has recorded 42 sacks as a defensive end. He's finally a senior, playing linebacker, with several scholarship offers. But it's his understanding of the importance of education that makes him someone to look up to. He insists he can become a lawyer and a football player.
-- Eric Sondheimer