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Curtis N. Symonds

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Central State University

A chip on my shoulder…

When I was in high school all I wanted to do is play ball but I was the last guy cut up to my junior year and because of that experience, my life changed moving forward. I told my high school coach you would not stop me from playing ball and I walked on and played four years of college basketball. This chip continues into my work environment because it made me work harder to be the best at what I do. As the old saying goes “hard work pays off,” because next year, in 2021, I will be inducted into the highest honor of television called “BROADCASTING AND CABLE HALL OF FAME”. Not bad for a Central State University grad with a PE MAJOR.

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