February 20, 2024 A-Day


    BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The month of February is Black History month, which is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Each day this month we will share a powerful quote from an influential African American. Today we recognize Michelle Obama.


    WASHINGTON JOURNALISM & MEDIA CONFERENCE: PRHS Junior, Blake Fuchs, has been selected to represent Wexford, PA as a National Youth

    Correspondent to the 2024 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Blake will join a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and the media. Blake was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies. The conference will be held in Washington, DC from July 14th through the 19th. Congratulations Blake.


    POLAR PLUNGE: The PRHS Unified Bocce team as well as Best Buddies are participating in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Acrisure Stadium this Friday. If you are interested in supporting this event, please scan the QR code on your screen to register or donate. Lunch is provided for all plungers!

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    SPRING MUSICAL: Mark your calendars! This year's spring musical Mamma Mia! will have shows at 7:30 pm on March 15th, 16th, and 22nd. There will be a show at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 23rd, with a free Senior Citizen show at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 14th. Ticket details will be available closer to show dates.

    KEY CLUB:  Attention students. The Key Club is working with a local organization to collect donations of Mug Cakes. The cakes will be used to fill birthday bags for underprivileged students in Butler County. Please bring donations to Room 11 or the High School library by February 20th.

    PENNY WARS COMPETITION: The 2024 Penny Wars continue to raise money for Blood Cancer. This is a reminder to continue to donate today through March 20th. 1 penny is equal to 1 point, while silver coins can be used to sabotage other homerooms. The three homerooms that raise the most points will get breakfast during an upcoming activity period.


    PRTV CLUB: The next meeting for the PRTV Club will be held today after school in room 328. Items on the agenda will be production of Ramtastic and updates to the club’s website video.


    RAMTASTIC: Attention students, Mr. Koehler sent an e-mail last week asking you to complete the next fun poll for Ramtastic. The fun poll will be open until 3pm today.




    - Applications for the Common App Student Advisory Committee are open. Interested 10th or 11th-grade students should check their email from Mrs. Whalen for details. The deadline to apply is March 1st.


    -The following scholarships, contests and workshops are now available, stop in the guidance office or check on Naviance under Colleges tab, scholarship list:

    Portersville Christian School, Portersville, PA.  hosting Western PA Christian College Fair: Date- Monday, February 26, 2024, from 6pm-8pm

    National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Pittsburgh $1,000 scholarship to seniors: Deadline- February 29, 2024

    Bob Williams Memorial Rotary Scholarship: Deadline- February 29, 2024

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices: Trade School and College Scholarship program: Deadline- March 1, 2024

    National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship: Deadline- March 1, 2024

    The First Commonwealth Bank Scholarship program: Deadline- March 1, 2024

    Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program: Deadline- March 15, 2024

    UCB offering 33 one-time scholarships: Deadline- March 15, 2024

    Malcolm M. Prine Western Pennsylvania Football Officials Association Scholarship: Deadline- March 15, 2024

    The Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association annual essay contest. Essays due to Mrs. Whalen by: March 22, 2024.  

    17th Annual Create-A-Greeting Card $10,000 contest: Deadline- March 24, 2024

    EQT Energize Your Education Scholarship: Deadline- March 31, 2024

    Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association educational scholarship: Deadline- March 31, 2024

    Norma Jean Ware Duncan Scholarship: Deadline-April 1, 2024

    The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Pennsylvania scholarships: Deadline- April 1, 2024

    Audubon Society of Western PA’s Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship: Deadline- April 12, 2024

    Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation 2023 Landmarks Scholarship Award: Deadline- April 16, 2024

    PMHF Community Service Scholarship: Deadline- April 26, 2024

    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship: Deadline- April 30, 2024

    The 2024 Zoo Teen Program: Dates-June 18, 2024 – July 27, 2024

    Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club scholarship: Deadline- June 30, 2024

    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy virtual admissions Q&A sessions for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: Check student e-mail