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Nathan | future sports announcer

"Touchdown! Number 59 ran the ball in on a quarterback keeper play!" That is what my dad might say on the radio when he announces high school football games. I enjoy all sports and want to be a sports announcer like my dad. There is one difference. I want to announce national football games.

I play basketball, baseball, and flag football. This is the first thing to do to get experience for my career. I want to play more sports in middle school and high school. I'm not sure about college, but maybe. I want to give play by play announcements of footbal games and spend time interviewing players and guests. The other part of announcing games is giving statistics about players and teams.

To be a sports announcer you must go to college. You need to get a Bachelor's Degree in broadcasting, communitactions, or journalism. An announcer must have a good voice and get along with people.You also must know how to do research, use editing software, and know about teams and players. When you go to college it is important to get experience. You could get an internship at a radio station and call local games. To be a sports announcer you have to be competitive (which I am). You need to begin by working in a small community so people learn who you are. Also, always be learning more about sports and practice announcing.

This is not a growing career, but there will always be sports announcers. They will be needed for all sports and at all levels.

I learned about this career from my dad, by reading books on sports careers, and by reading about it on the internet. One day you will hear my name on Monday Night Football!

Nathan's essay appears here as written, to preserve the young author’s unique voice and individual writing style. However, we have deleted personally identifiable information to protect the student’s privacy.