American Heart Association Pie in the Face Event

Utica Academy of Science Middle School Students Pie Teachers in the Face for American Heart Association Fundraiser

Friday, February 28, 2020—#UASCS middle school hosted an American Heart Association’s Pie-in-the-Face Event at a school assembly. While cigarette smoking has declined, vaping has been on the rise, especially with teens. It is easy to get access to vaping supplies and flavors that attract underage users. At the assembly, students learned that many youth in upcoming generations are going to be outlived by their parents. YES, MANY PARENTS WILL OUTLIVE THEIR CHILDREN. This is due to increases in childhood obesity, sleep deprivation, and smoking/vaping. Other factors also play a part in this, so UAS is doing all it can to stress the importance of heart health this year.

To encourage students to participate in the pie-throwing fundraiser, for every $100 pledged, one teacher would be eligible to be “pied” in the face. For example, If students raised $400 in pledges as a school, four teachers would be the hot seat. Students voted on the top teachers they wanted to receive a tossed pie, and each pie cost $1.00. Only teachers listed on the ballot could be voted for. However, if a teacher or staff member not listed on the ballot  REALLY, REALLY wanted to get pied for fun, exceptions were made for the worthy cause!


Utica Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

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Frankfort, NY 13340
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Frankfort, NY 13340
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