Mandan News

Schumacher hired as intern at Mandan News

SchumacherThe Mandan News has hired Chad Schumacher as a summer intern. Schumacher is from Napoleon, and was raised on a farm 11 miles southwest of the city.

While growing up in Napolen, Schumacher was active in speech in eighth and ninth grade. During his junior and senior year, he was a varsity boys’ basketball statistician, working for the team’s head coach at the time, current MHS boys varsity basketball head coach Jason Horner.

Schumacher was also active in FFA, where he competed in livestock judging from his sophomore to senior year. During his senior year, his team won the state livestock judging championship, beating the second place team from Mandan, and moved on to national competition in Indianapolis, Ind.

Schumacher graduated from Napoleon High School in 2008, and just completed his first year at Bismarck State College this spring. During his freshman year at BSC, Schumacher served as a reporter for the college newspaper, The Mystician, and plans to attend Minot State University after graduating from BSC, where he intends to major in sports broadcasting.

“I would like to stay in North Dakota and become a broadcaster on television or radio. My backup plan would be to become a writer for some type of newspaper,” Schumacher said.

Sports have played a special interest in Schumacher’s life, for several reasons. “Why I want to be a sports broadcaster is because I was born with spinobifida, a birth defect. I can’t feel from my knees down and I need crutches to walk with,” Schumacher said.

“So I liked sports so much but couldn’t play them, so I thought that broadcasting was the closest I could get to being involved in sports.”

Another particular hobby of Schumacher’s is livestock. “My favorite thing to do is to be around cattle and the farm. I like to go to any sales barn that I can get to. I like to check cattle, I like to work around cattle and I like owning cattle,” he said.

Schumacher will be employed at the Mandan News until the middle of August. If you would like to reach him, you can contact Schumacher by calling 663- 1164 ext. 229 or email him at chad@mandan-news.com.