High school journalism affected the rest of my life

Brett Hudson

Brett Hudson is a sophomore majoring in journalism at The University of Alabama. Though he’s only studied journalism on the college-level for two years, he began reporting while in high school. Hudson worked as a sports reporter and sports editor for his high school paper, Washed Ashore. Washed Ashore is the student publication of Gulf Shores High School in Gulf Shores, Ala.

“Had it not been for my high school program, I would probably be on a
completely different career path,” Hudson said. He joined the program solely out of a love for sports, but thought he would eventually pursue a career in coaching or front-office management. However, his sponsor, Heather Bohon, was insistent about Hudson’s future as a sports reporter.

“She continually told me that I was a sports writer and nothing else.”

Hudson has covered Alabama football and baseball for The Crimson White and worked as a sports commentator for Tuscaloosa stations 90.7 FM and 99.1 FM. He’s interned at The Decatur Daily, located in Decatur, Ala., and will intern at The Tuscaloosa News this summer.

“If I had never enlisted in the high school journalism program, I would never have pursued the career path that I am currently looking forward to
spending a lifetime in.”

Check out some of Brett’s articles

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