On Wednesday, April 22, The High School of Sports Management hosted its Sport Industry Speaker Series with NY1 News anchor and senior television journalist and acclaimed author Cheryl Wills. She is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Joining her was Kamran Babar of the Anixter company, a global distributor of communications and security products. He is a graduate of Rutgers University Business School. They were invited to address and advise students in our event planning, executive seminar research program, college and career readiness, and business communications classes. Kamran stressed the importance of setting short-and long-term goals, of having multiple plans, in case the primary and secondary plans are not successful, and of thinking strategically in life and business. Cheryl offered personal reminiscences of her family experiences, including the untimely, tragic death of her father when she was 13 years old, and her nearly 25-year history of reporting the cable network news. She also awarded an autographed copy of her book “Die Free: a Heroic Family Tale” to an 11th grader Terrence Weston for being the most engaged student.