Student Information

Student Name

Juwann Winfree

Email

powermove2@yahoo.com

Academy

Engineering

Internship Information

Company/Organization: Dwight Morrow Athletics

Mentor(s):Joe Armental

Topic of Internship

Athletics

Background Information

Dwight Morrow Athletics, home of the Maroon Raiders, is located in Dwight Morrow High School. Joe Armental is the Athletic Director.His resposibilities include directing athletic activities, supervising the coordination of athletic events, managing athletic department budgets and more. Outside of these requirements, Mr. Armental may also participate in the development of athletic fundraising. Additionally, Mr. Armental serves as a mediator with sports conferences or division administrators. Employees of the Athletic Department ensure that the required playing fields for all athletes are set up, ready for use and transportation is issued when needed. Prior to that, the athletic department condones only student athletes by making sure students remain eligible for sports. Dwight Morrow athletics acknowledges that school is your main priority. From the Athletic Director to the Athletic Trainer, DM Athletics promotes good sportsmanship, grades and teamwork.

Summary of Internship

At Dwight Morrow High School, I was given the opportunity to use my athletic capabilities to my advantage and intern at a school where the topic of conversation is always the famous Raider team. Every Thursday I work under a significant character in the sports world. In the morning, I check in with him, and from then on I can get a whole day of first hand experiences of running a High School Athletics department. Mr. Armental gives me the opportunity to work around game reports, records, and even aid in assembling the athletic equipment. Most often I retrieve my assignment for the day that can usually consist of a PowerPoint or even a word document. Making these documents and ensuring that they positively show our school spirit made me understand that being a High School Athletic director is much harder than it comes off to be. It is stressful, requires patience, and is very important in the High School world. It was an amazing experience. Go Raiders!

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