Hopi High radio club seeks fundraising assistance

POLACCA-The Hopi High School radio club is raising money to attend the National Federation of Broadcasters meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 12-15. The radio club is attempting to raise $12,000 so they can send ten students and two chaperones to attend the conference.

The trip will cost approximately $1,000 for each student to cover airfare, hotel, food and other amenities. Hopi High School will match any money that the club raises.

The Hopi High radio class thanks Delmo Shermer and the Yavapai Camp Verde Tribe for donating funds that allowed three radio students to go to the national conference in Oregon last year.

The Hopi High School radio club performs the only live remote Native American high school show in the nation. From 1:30-2 p.m. on Thursdays, radio club members interview teachers, administrators, community members and classmates on KUYI. KUYI is the Hopi community radio station. The students work closely with KUYI Station Manager Lisa Youvella and also telephone in news briefs to KINO in Winslow.

The radio students also submit broadcast segments to PRX in Boston. PRX posts them on their web site and some of the segments are picked up by radio stations throughout the country. Those interested can look up the site at PRX.org. The students attending the national youth radio conference benefit by meeting students from other radio stations from throughout the country and learning more about radio techniques.

If you would like to donate, checks should be made out to the Hopi High Radio Club and mailed to P.O. Box 337, Keams Canyon, Arizona, 86034. For more information about the meeting or about how to donate funds to the radio club, please call radio teacher Stan Bindell at 928-738-5111, extension 241.

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