It all began innocently enough. Every year I challenge students with a list of "extra" things they may learn or find and turn in. This year, the young gentleman in this picture took it upon himself to get up early and get his mom to drive him to the radio station. His goal was to acquire the autograph of a radio personality as a part of the Missouri Hunting Club challenge.
There, he quickly found himself on the air with Randy and Kalee, discussing the task and the teacher behind it.
That's all well and good, but you must understand that I also had the DJ's daughter in my class a few years ago. Randy knew the teacher in question - yours truly - and proceeded to interview this young man about me while at the same time giving me a glowing review himself. You can't buy publicity like that (Well, you can, but it's expensive; believe me, I've checked into it.).
The icing on the cake was that the CEO of Empire Electric Company was sitting in the studio at the same time. He also signed an autograph, and strangely enough, his daughter is also a former student of mine!