Alumnus Matthew Berger graduated in 2010. After high school Berger went to the University of North Texas.
What have you done after high school?
“I went to the University of North Texas for school, I briefly worked for the Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily,” Berger said.
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“I used to read the newspaper every morning when I was a kid, especially the sports page, and I always had a love for writing,” Berger said. “I decided at a very young age that I wanted to be a sports writer so I went and made the dream come true.”
What did you learn or experience in high school affect you in college and beyond?
“When I went to Legacy it was my first time going to public school,” Berger said. “Coming from private school I had to learn how to become more social and make friends. This helped me grow as a person and made me build connections through college and beyond.”
Explain your job now.
“In October I will be starting at the Daily Ardmoreite in Ardmore, OK,” Berger said. “I will be a Sports Reporter covering all the high school sports in the area.”
What are your plans for the future?
“My plan is to eventually move back to the DFW area and get involved in sports writing here in the metroplex, whether that be pro, college or high school sports,” Berger said. “My dream would be to cover the Texas Rangers or Dallas Mavericks. I also would like to get involved in sports talk radio.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers
“My advice to high school students is to try and relax,” Berger said. “Do not worry so much about social stuff like being cool or whatnot. 90 percent of kids, even if you’re friends on social media, you will never see them after you graduate. My other advice is after graduation, there is nothing wrong with not going to college. trade schools are cheaper and you can make a lot of money being skilled in some sort of trade. Also, if you do not get accepted into a university, or if you do not get a scholarship, I highly suggest going to community college, you save so much money and debt is a real thing.”