Hopi High radio class to hold fundraiser for trip

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Navajo magician Myg Blade (at left) showed tricks before and after being interviewed on the Hopi High Teen Show.

<i>Stan Bindell/NHO</i><br> Navajo magician Myg Blade (at left) showed tricks before and after being interviewed on the Hopi High Teen Show.

HOTEVILLA, Ariz. - The Mesa Boys country band will perform a country dance from 8-11 p.m. Friday at the Hotevilla Youth/Elderly Center to raise funds for Hopi High radio and journalism class.

Flutist Jose Andrews will perform from 7:30-8 p.m. and KUYI will have a live remote from 7-10 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Brannon Sidney, a Hopi High radio student is one of the key performers with the Mesa Boys country band.

Admission will be $5 per person or $8 per couple. The classes will also be selling food. Donation jars will be available for those who want to help the cause.

The Hopi High School radio broadcast and journalism clubs are raising funds so they can attend the national Journalism Education Association Conference in Portland, Ore. April 14-18. There are workshops at the conference so they can learn from professional broadcasters and print journalists.

The trip will cost approximately $1,200 per person for the airfare, hotel, food and other amenities. Hopi High School will match the money that the club raises. Any donation is appreciated.

The Hopi High School radio club performs the only live remote Native American teen talk show in the nation from 1:30-2 p.m. on Thursdays.

The Hopi High School radio club performs the only live remote Native American teen talk show in the nation from 1:30-2 p.m. on Thursdays when the radio club members interview teachers, administrators, community members and classmates on KUYI, located at 88.1 FM.

KUYI is the Hopi community radio station. The students work closely with KUYI Station Manager Richard Davis and Operations Manager Davis Maho. The advanced Hopi High radio students perform a teen show on Tuesday and also go to the station periodically to learn how to use radio editing equipment with the help of Maria Garcia.

Those who want to help, but cannot attend the concert can send checks to Hopi High Journalism, P.O. Box 337, Keams Canyon AZ 86034.

For more information, call radio teacher Stan Bindell at (928) 738-5111, extension 241.

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