You have made a difference for the students of Amherst Schools. All your contributions have been given as grants to supplement the classroom experiencesin all four of our schools. Our Tigers will perform better with these experiences.
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Shop at Tony Walker and Co. on Wednesday from 10:30am-8:30pm and you will receive a 10% discount on all your purchases and the Amherst Appeal will receive a 10% donation from all your purchases. It is a great opportunity to wrap up your holiday shopping and to help support Amherst Schools.
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(by ANNA WALTERS Reporter, Amherst Bee) At 4 years old, Catherine Gildiner was a spirited co-pilot.
She worked beside Roy, a deliveryman who was her father’s employee, distributing prescription narcotics throughout the Niagara Frontier.
She remembers when they’d collect chestnuts in the fall at Devil’s Hole State Park. Gildiner says Roy would use the chestnuts to make necklaces for her.
“It now seems like a cherished moment when then it was something we did in the day,” she said.
Gildiner is the author of the memoirs “Too Close to the Falls” and “After the Falls.” Recently, she released her final installment, titled “Coming Ashore.”
Read full story in Amherst Bee—>
Jennifer Koeppel-Acker likes to talk about her running, and she loves to talk about her coaching.
The two combined to make 2014 a very good year for her.
Koeppel-Acker cut back on her race schedule somewhat in 2014, concentrating on other aspects of her life. It all came together nicely as she still won her second championship in The Buffalo News Runner of the Year series. Koeppel-Acker previously had taken the title in 2012.
“It was a fun year,” she said about the running part of 2014. “I started feeling pretty good this summer after starting back at it after last winter. I took it easier, and had more fun in training. I was more or less injury-free.”
When Koeppel-Acker ran, she was clearly one of the best in Western New York. She took part in five series races, winning two of them in very different distances (the GBTC Grand Island Half Marathon and the Linda Yalem Safety Run 5K). Koeppel-Acker finished second in her other three races. That was good enough to finish ahead of Allison Carr in the series. Koeppel-Acker also took the 30-34 age-group championship.
Read full story on Buffalo News—>
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Saturday, December 27th
Registration from 9:30 am – 9:50 am
Games from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Each participant will make a minimum donation of $40
Must be received by Monday, December 15th
**Proceeds to benefit the Amherst Boy’s Basketball program as well as Coaches vs Cancer
**For participating, each alum will receive a dry fit t-shirt with their high school number on the back. This will be their jersey for the event.
In order to participate each basketball alum must:
1) have graduated from Amherst.
2) played a total of three years of high school basketball at Amherst (Freshman, JV and Varsity included)
3) have played their senior year.
4) complete a waiver the morning of the event.
Each participant is asked to mail in:
2) Years in the program (ex. 2000 – 2004)
3) Varsity coach (who you played for)
4) High school number
5) Shirt size
6) Make checks out to: Amherst Tigers Basketball Booster Club
Amherst High School
Att: Chris Kensy
4301 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
Must be received by Monday, December 15th!
Questions? Contact Chris Kensy at firstname.lastname@example.org