Last Friday we had the opportunity to be a part of WLOS’ local spotlight, Spotlight Carolina. Sarah Marr and Kari Schrader arrived bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ready to tell Mark Keady all about the variety of engagement opportunities available to Ardenwoods residents. In case you haven’t heard, every month at Ardenwoods Kari works to put together a community calendar. She arranges both on and off campus opportunities so that the art lovers can experience local art, music lovers can listen to music, pet lovers can parade their pets and so much more! You can check out an example of our community calendar by clicking here.
Sarah is a bit of a seasoned professional on Spotlight Carolina having appeared last year to talk about Ardenwoods, but this was Kari’s first time in front of the news camera. We sat down to talk more to Sarah and Kari about their favorite parts about the process and what they were most nervous about!
Our Morning at Spotlight Carolina
First, we went to the prep room before the interview where they keep all of the appearing Spotlight Carolina guests. Did you know they tape five Spotlights in one day?! Sarah said one of the aspects of the interview that surprised her was how Mark threw in an extra question, “When going in to the interview, we know the five questions that Mark is going to ask us, however he threw in an extra question that we hadn’t prepared for.” This part of the interview might have surprised both Kari and Sarah, but they took it right in stride, answering his questions like the pros that they are.
After the interview we got the chance to see the entire news station’s headquarters- where the anchors meet, all of the production staff, the editors, videographers, etc. Sarah said, “it was so neat seeing everyone in action.”
It being Kari’s first time on air nerves were definitely present, but for those of you who know Kari, you can imagine how she rocked the interview. She was most nervous about, “Expressing clearly what is SO special about what we do in Community Life Services – in two minutes!”
Both Sarah and Kari agree that Spotlight Carolina is an awesome way to share with the surrounding community all of the amazing things happening at Ardenwoods. Community Life Services at Ardenwoods commits to creating an environment where residents can meaningfully engage with their community both on and off campus.
Interested in learning more about Ardenwoods? Check us out on Spotlight Carolina August 1!