Cathedral youth wins nationwide radio contest
By Catholic Spirit Staff
In January, Rachel Myers, a 9-year-old parishioner of St. Mary Cathedral in Austin, won the Relevant Radio 970 AM nationwide contest called "CateQuiz." Pat Ryan, the Relevant Radio manager for Austin, awarded the Cathedral School of St. Mary a check in the amount of $1,100 for Rachel winning the contest.
"CateQuiz" is a radio contest for students 18 and younger, and it airs each weekday morning through April 12 at approximately 7:35 local time. The contest rewards students who answer questions correctly. Contestants are eligible to win $100 each day for their Catholic school or parish. At the end of the week, one of the four winners is chosen for the weekly grand prize of $1,000 for their Catholic school or parish.
Rachel Myers has attended religious education classes every Sunday at the Cathedral for years. Sharon Dever, a catechist at the Cathedral, said, "Rachel’s knowledge and devotion have long been evident in the classroom; it is gratifying to see her abilities now widely recognized."
Rachel’s father, Chad, said she woke early every morning for over a week and called in time and time again. Finally one day she heard the phone ring after having received busy signals. The radio hosts introduced her and asked her some questions.
"She was very nervous. Finally, they gave her the quiz: Name the five Joyful Mysteries of the rosary. She named all five and won the quiz!" he said.
Later that week, Relevant Radio called back and asked Rachel to be available the next morning for a call as they did the drawing. She was live on the air when she was picked for the drawing and was very happy to know that her parish and school would receive $1,100.
"We listen to Relevant Radio every morning and when my daughter heard about the ‘CateQuiz,’ she knew she could do well … She is very self-motivated. I am proud of her," Chad Myers said.
For more information about Relevant Radio and "CateQuiz," visit www.relevantradio.com.