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Two Altoona schools win titles at the Super Bowl

Altoona Fuel Play 60 photo

WQOQ.com: Two Altoona schools came home from Super Bowl weekend with thousands of dollars in grants.

The NFL’s Fuel Play 60 invited Altoona Middle School and Altoona High School to its “AdCap” competition on the Saturday of Super Bowl weekend.

Physical education teacher Greg Emerson got a team of seven girls together. They had some prep time to come up with a project to keep kids healthy at their schools, and present it “Shark Tank” style in 60 seconds.

They were judged by CEOs, the COO of the NFL and even Vikings QB Case Keenum.

The middle school students’ proposal was an on-site smoothie bar called “Snack Shack.”

“So, what they want to do is open up, to have healthy foods, before and after school,” Emerson said. “With that, they’ll make smoothies, and they’ll have smoothie machines and stuff. They can sell them for lower cost than what stores would do, because we’ll make them right here.”

Read more about Altoona’s winning presentations.