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New Hawks Writer: Cody Gensic

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Hello Everyone! My name is Cody Gensic, and I am a high school senior currently residing in Annapolis, Maryland. I haven’t always lived here however, as I was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I also spent part of my childhood living in Warner Robins, Georgia, where I first established my love for sports (primarily football and basketball). The first game I ever watched on television was on September 13, 2009, when the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Miami Dolphins 19-7 at the Georgia Dome. I’ll never forget sitting next to my granddad that entire day, being taught what first downs and blitzes were. From that day forward, I could not stop watching sports.

 

My love for writing on the other hand didn’t start until just a couple years ago. In fact, writing was always a weakness of mine throughout my earlier years of high school. Luckily for me, a local author and journalist lived a few blocks down the street from my house. I was talking to him about my English struggles one day, and he gave me a piece of advice that I will always remember. He told me to read a section of the newspaper every day, and I have ever since been reading the sports section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on my phone before school every morning. Going through with this advice has not only helped me improve my grade in English class, but it has also inspired me to become a journalist myself, following my high school graduation as well as four years in the U.S. Army.

 

I have, however, already taken a few steps towards achieving this goal. I have taken multiple journalism classes, been a member of my high school newspaper staff, and I’ve even started up my own blogging website dedicated to my favorite sports teams. Among those teams are the Atlanta Hawks, who I have gone to watch play on various occasions at Capital One Arena. My favorite experience by far was attending Game 2 of the 2017-playoff series between Atlanta and Washington, even though Atlanta lost 109-101. My fandom didn’t end there, and it still hasn’t, despite the fact that they have been one of the worst teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference these past couple seasons. They do, however, feature an exciting group of talented young athletes, each with very bright futures ahead of them.

 

I would like to thank Atlanta Sports Page for giving me this awesome opportunity to grow more as a writer, covering a team that will hopefully grow into a championship-caliber group in years to come!

 

Be sure to give me a follow on twitter; @gaflsportsblog

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