Announcements for 3/28

Friday’s March Madness Tournament exceeded all expectations. On the lunch half, topseed
Mashed Potato Bowl cemented its “icon” status with a victory over opposing 1- seed Holiday
Dinner. The AAHS student body will be treated to a bonus Mashed Potato Bowl lunch in
early April, courtesy of Metz. But once again, our teachers stole the show. ESPN 8- “The
Ocho”- has already bought the broadcast rights to the 15 vs. 15, Mrs. Sipes vs. Mrs. Falger
Championship. After votes and donations were tallied, it was our charismatic Chemistry
teacher crowned first tournament champion, with a 404 to 398 final tally. Both teachers
raised $204 for this Championship game alone, bringing our 1-week total to $357 being
donated to the Altoona Food Bank! Thank you to all students and staff who participated in
the tournament over the past month. And now for Mrs. Falger’s classes, your ultimate prize

Even though our March Madness tournament is over, be on the lookout for some fast facts
in the Open and Closed Cafeterias about Metz, and the amazing work these men and women
do to prepare our meals each day.
Did you know during the “Summer of Covid”, Metz staff still came to work and packed 32,680
meals for students across the area?
Our bonus Mashed Potato Bowl day is coming in early April! Will you be ready?

A representative from Universal Technical Institute will be here on Thursday, March 30 th
during lunches. Stop by to find out more information about this university.

Attention Seniors: Please stop by the Guidance Office for a new scholarship opportunity.
Applications are now being accepted for the Kai Burkett Memorial Scholarship. You must have
a 3.5 GPA or higher, must be an athlete, and must engage in the great outdoors in some
fashion. Deadline is May 12 th .

FCCLA is holding a Soap and Shampoo Drive for local elementary school children. Donations
of soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste can be
dropped off in the Attendance Office or A335 until March 31 st . Thank you for your help.

Attention Seniors: Announcing another scholarship opportunity with no restrictive
qualifications. Stop by the Guidance office to pick up an application for the Pittman/Hansard
Family Scholarship Fund. Deadline is May 5 th .

Attention Seniors: Are you going on to college to major in education? If so, you will want to
stop by the guidance office to pick up an application for a $1,000 scholarship from the Blair
County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. Original application needs
to be mailed and must be received by May 26 th .