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Nate McMullen tries his hand at interviewing and note-taking with Bo Althoff during his job shadow experience with Roundup sports editor Max Foster.

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An afternoon in the life of a sports writer

As a 7th-grader at Rim Country Middle School, part of the career exploration class curriculum is to do a job shadow in a field of work that interests me. I chose to job shadow Max Foster, as I enjoy both writing and sports. My job shadow was very interesting, as I was allowed to see all of the newspaper production tricks and help Foster with a newspaper article. Foster also had me interview Bo Althoff, the current PHS pole-vaulting coach. Roundup: How did you get interested in pole-vaulting?


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