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April 9, 2013

NT teachers to face Sabres alumni

Tonawanda News — What happens when Lumberjacks meet Sabres?

A basketball game pitting members of the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association vs. North Tonawanda teachers will take place Wednesday at North Tonawanda High School gymnasium, 405 Meadow Drive. The event, a fundraiser for both the Sabres Scholarship fund and the Academy of Engineering and Architecture scholarship fund, will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. 

June Mikulski, a technology teacher and co-director of the Academy of Engineering and Architecture, said that Rob Ray and fellow Sabres alumni will take to the court to play high school faculty. The NT portion of the proceeds will go into the academy, a four-year, pre-university program described as “a school within a school.”

“We’re just trying to promote and prepare the kids better for college,” Mikulski said of the academy. “The attrition rate (for engineering programs) is notorious in college. What can we do to keep these kids focusing and working harder if they want to do into those occupations? That’s what started the whole thing.”

The academy provides at least two scholarships a year to its students, who also take field trips to relevant businesses, participate in volunteer projects including Habitat for Humanity and take part in competitions such as the Science Olympiad, Tech Wars and others. Fundraisers such as this one help pay for materials and sometimes transportation, Mikulski said.

Food will available and alumni posters will be on sale for $1. The alumni will sign autographs during halftime. 

Tickets are $5 presale, $7 at the door. Call the high school at 807-3600, ext. 1222, or visit the school for tickets.

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