White, who is from Houston, is a sports enthusiast. His favorite sports are football and baseball, but he can take a fancy to almost any sport.
"To make a long story short, I am aiming to have a more than successful career in radio, journalism, photojournalism and television broadcasting. I'm also a photographer that gets better as each day passes," White wrote about himself for an online profile.
But after being around him and working with him, there's no doubt in my mind he will be just as successful one day as he envisions.
White went to the Boyle County Youth Football Camp in June and put together an entertaining video for us.
I asked him to go to the Heart of Kentucky 5K road race last month and do a video. When he asked what I wanted, I told him I didn't know and that I was counting on his young eyes and mind to be creative.
Never did I expect midway through the race to look up and see a car coming at me with something sticking out the window. It was White driving the course and using the video camera to record runners as they ran by him. Trust me, that was a bit of creativity I would have never have thought of.
When country singer Eddie Montgomery was going to autograph copies of Montgomery Gentry's newest CD to send to a National Guard unit in Iraq, White went with me to record the story for our Web site. He got a touching video that was impossible not to enjoy.
What was even better, though, was to watch White interact with Montgomery. He had listed his favorite music as hip hop, gospel and rap. However, before we went to this assignment, he took time to find Montgomery Gentry tunes and listen to them.
He was like a kid in his first candy store with Montgomery. He couldn't stop talking about how much he enjoyed his two hours with Montgomery. "It's something I will never forget," he said.
Chances are he can say the same about his trip to Old Bridge Golf Club on Tuesday. He had been once before to record Toadvine and columnist Haley Ralston taking their first golf lesson - a video that is now at www.amnews.com. He even put together a humorous video of Toadvine for office personnel only to see.
On Tuesday, however, he also participated in the lesson and got to hit shots of his own. The smile he had when he hit a 250-yard drive is one of those must-keep memories.
Today he's with me, photographer Clay Jackson and staff writer Mike Marsee in Bowling Green to see what kind of video -or videos - he might do with the eight area players playing football for Western Kentucky. I have no idea what he might do - but that's why I love his youthful enthusiasm and spirit. He's not afraid to try new ideas and things that our industry needs.
It's not going to be easy to say goodbye to this young intern. He's rejuvenated my belief in our industry much like two other young staff members - writer Charlie Cox and photographer Jesse Osbourne - have done because he cares about his craft and wants to be the best he can be.
We were lucky to have White with us this summer and we're going to miss his smiling face, fresh ideas and work ethic, but not long from now I know he will be enjoying that "more than successful career" he's already dreaming about.