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Cavaliers Radio Announcer John Michael Encourages Students to Pursue Their Passion

Cleveland Cavaliers radio announcer John Michael addressed Cuyahoga Heights High School seniors, as well as students from the Middle School, about the importance of pursuing what they are passionate about as they consider a career path. The presentation served as the Keynote Address for the High School’s Senior Seminar. During his remarks, John shared about his personal journey from leaving a career as a highly successful trial attorney at the most prestigious law firm in Pittsburgh, PA, to pursue his ultimate passion for sports broadcasting. Despite no formal training as a broadcaster, John persevered through hard work and determination to work his way up performing broadcasting duties for various minor league baseball and hockey teams, including the Lake Erie Monsters, before taking a position with Fox Sports Ohio on telecasts of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets. The Cleveland Cavaliers noticed his on-air talents and asked John to apply for the open radio play-by-play position. Now entering his seventh season with the Cavaliers, and thirteenth overall as a broadcaster, John’s story is a testament to the value of hard work and perseverance. Following his remarks, John took the opportunity to field questions from students in the High School Auditorium, even taking time afterwards to speak with individual students and take a selfie or two. Following the Keynote Address, seniors had the opportunity to meet with representatives from area colleges and universities, participate in Naviance career planning activities and learn about important scholarship and senior event opportunities. The Cuyahoga Heights Schools would like to thank John Michael for taking the time to encourage and inspire our students to pursue their passion!
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Cuyahoga Heights Schools
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