Press release from 103.3 Asheville FM:
103.3 Asheville FM is continuing to celebrate the Asheville High School Class of 2021 with the second of a two-part special titled Senior Sundays on Sunday, May 9, from 9-10 a.m. at 103.3FM in Asheville and online at www.ashevillefm.org.
The special was conceived by Asheville High senior Lana Lemmel. “With Senior Sundays, we hope to show the senior class that they are seen and appreciated. The class of 2021 all around America has dealt with some very intense subject matter and we’ve responded through protest, advocacy, and a general refusal to accept things the way they are. We stand up for ourselves, each other, and the future of our planet. High school has been a wild ride, but ideally this event can provide some closure to these four years and give us a chance to reminisce,” said Lemmel. “Ultimately, we hope that these episodes can serve as a time capsule of such a wild time in our lives that us seniors can look back on and say “yeah, I made it through that!””
“As a community resource, we are happy to use our platform to raise awareness of all the struggles our community members endure during this pandemic,” said KP Whaley, General Manager of Asheville FM. “As more and more of us become vaccinated and continue our lives mostly uninterrupted, we remember that there are still a number of our community members whose lives are significantly disrupted,” he said. “We understand all students have struggled this past year, and although we can’t give the class back all the memories that were taken from them – we can do this small thing to recognize the class of 2021.”
The show was produced by Lemmel and a handful of students, parents, and with help from Asheville FM volunteer and piano teacher, Kim Roney. The first episodes aired May 2, with an archive of that show available online at ashevillefm.org until Monday, when it will be replaced with Episode 2.