Hello Duxbury! My name is Aaron Carr, I am May 2014 graduate in sports journalism from The Pennsylvania State University, and native of Athol, Massachusetts. Hailing from a small town, I know firsthand how important it is to have your voice heard and story told. With so many others writing their own chapters in the world, here ismine. I can vividly remember the first time I knew I wanted to make sports journalism my profession. I was in the sixth grade, listening intently to a distinguished member of the media at a fundraiser for the Lowell Spinners, minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. He talked about making a living and making an impact in the wide world of sports, despite not being a professionalathlete himself. My relationship with sports changed forever that day as I shifted my career goals from being a professional athlete, to becoming a professional sports journalist. As for the guest speaker who changed my life forever, that would be award-winning Major League Baseball personality Peter Gammons.
While at Penn State I was fortunate enough to cover nearly half of the university’s 29 varsity sports at one time or another. I witnessed the Nittany Lions win rivalry games, Big Ten titles and national championships. I’m leaving behind a program with a rich history of athletic success, to a new institution that has annually demonstrated its commitment to athletic excellence across its 33 varsity sports. The Duxbury High School athletic family has proven it’s serious about not only competing, but winning at the highest level. The Dragons deserve sports coverage that reflects their storied history, something I fully intend to deliver on.
Thank you all for the warm welcome to Duxbury. I look forward to telling your stories.