Note from the Editor: This is an article in a series called "Wethersfield Heroes," where our students work to highlight and honor those in our community going above and beyond amidst the tumultuous year. If you know someone that you would like to nominate as a Wethersfield Hero, please contact Mr. Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by: Chase Millen and Noah Terzo
The outgoing sports broadcaster of all sports at Wethersfield high school for all sports that is loved by everyone. He started his broadcasting career during his freshman year due to the fact that he always looked up to his father who was a broadcaster himself.
It seems like he is going to have a future in broadcasting due to the fact that he loves doing it, and when asked if he would like to do it as a profession, he replied, “I’d like it to be my job and/or profession. I love doing it, and I feel like I make my dad proud.” His family, his father especially, are huge inspirations to him and they make him want to make them proud.
Jimmie is loved by everyone playing sports for the high school, along with the players’ families. Along with broadcasting, he also does the play-by-play from every sideline and posts them for the family members that can’t make it to the games.
During COVID restrictions, this was vital, as many families could not attend games like they have in the past. But it’s not just the job he loves, he also loves WHS student-athletes. He said, “All the guys on the team are really cool and nice. My family loves what I do and supports it.”
He enjoys broadcasting not only because he wants it to be his profession, but also because he enjoys watching all of his fellow classmates play every day while doing it. He loves being part of the team and is glad he got this opportunity.
Not only does he do the announcements for the home games, but sometimes he even hops on the bus with the team and takes the ride to some of the away games to do play-by-play there as well. He broadcasts for almost all of the high school sports from spring sports like baseball, winter sports like basketball, as well as the fall sports like soccer, among several others.
While Jimmie is not only making his family proud, he is also making many new friends, as well as entertaining all of the players' families at the same time. Without Jimmie through these tough COVID times, a lot of the parents would be a lot less informed of their child's sports, since they may not be able to attend. All of these reasons show why Jimmie is a true Wethersfield Hero.
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