Advanced Career Exploration students from Storm Lake High School will again be producing "ACE-on-AIR" Monday night, Nov. 17, from 6-8 p.m. over KAYL 101.7 FM radio. This is the eighth year for the student-produced radio show and associated fundraiser carnival, under the direction of Pegg Havens, ACE Instructor. According to Havens, students were very successful selling 30-second commercials to local businesses and collecting donations to be used as giveaways and drawings during the show. In most cases, the students wrote the commercials and recorded them at the radio station, which has donated its services and airtime for the two-hour program.
"This year's ACE students worked so hard into putting this carnival and radio show together," said Kimberly Rodrigo, ACE President.
Corporate sponsors are Buena Vista University, Iowa Central Community College, Sara Lee and Tyson. They sponsor the live remote broadcasts directly from the high school Student Center during the radio show, which includes the popular Top 13 music Hit List from SLHS and trivia questions with prizes for the correct call-in answers.
Deana Ramos, Arian Vazquez, and Michael Hammen will serve as DJs for the remote breaks from the high school carnival. Student DJs at KAYL will be Makenzie Rhode, Nya Deng, Neomi Garcia, Zach Proczak, Edith Santizo and Cindy Barahona. The target audience is high school and middle school students, but the public is encouraged to listen as well.
The fundraiser helps cover the costs for Storm Lake ACE Student Leadership Training, spring competitions, and other program expenses.
High school and middle school students are invited to participate in the ACE-on-AIR Carnival at the SLHS Student Center from 6-8 p.m. As students listen to the radio show, they can participate in various games and activities organized by ACE students and purchase drinks from the Daily Grind, the espresso cart run by ACE students. All games are free, and students will have many opportunities to win prizes donated by area businesses.
Drinks from the espresso cart run from $1 to $3.25, with Italian Sodas being sold for only $1 during the carnival. Students will also be able to purchase slices of pizza for $1.50. All Storm Lake students are encouraged to join in the fun.
The community is invited to listen to "ACE-on-AIR" over KAYL and participate in the trivia questions, as read by the student DJs during the show.
Rodrigo adds, "We're really thankful to the businesses who took time from their schedules to visit with the students and support our fundraiser with cash and gift donations. Without their support, this radio show and carnival wouldn't be possible. We hope to see everyone Nov. 17 at the Storm Lake High School for ACE-on-AIR."