Feb 28

February Student of The Month Winner Announcement

After reading through a new batch of inspiring students for the month of February, I’ve settled on Vanessa, 11th grader at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, for this round of Student of the Month. Vanessa, originally from Jamaica, has taken the challenge of being in a new country and has, as her teacher has [...]


Feb 14

Gift Cards Giveaway (two today)

Hey friends, I have different gift cards I’m going to be sharing over the next several weeks. Each Friday I post the pic of a back of a gift card (number and security pin of each) somewhere on twitter/Instagram/Facebook/or troy43.com. First person to use it gets it. Well, I missed posting a gift card last Friday… [...]


Feb 05

Giveaway: February Student of the Month

**Update** Form is now closed. Be on the lookout for a winner announcement soon. Hey everyone, February is now open for Student of the Month entries. You may use the form below to submit your information and essay about a student in your class you believe deserves recognition. All grade levels are eligible for nominations, [...]


Jan 24

First person to use it gets it. Enjoy!

If you are a quick one who finds and uses this gift card first successfully, I’d love to hear you post about what you were able to purchase, so please post a reply if that becomes you. -Troy   $100 – Barnes and Noble


Jan 21

Local military kid has surprise dinner with Troy Polamalu

By Sarah Kogod (via Washington Post) Pittsburgh Steelers / Arron Anastasia Nine-year-old Thomas Brown lives in Virginia Beach, but as a military kid, he has found himself moving around quite a bit. Brown’s father, Shannon, is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who flies FA-18 fighter jets. Although currently stationed locally, Thomas still maintains [...]


Jan 11

Giveaway: January Student of the Month Nominations | Winner Announcement

UPDATE: Announcement of January’s selection for Student of the Month can be found at the bottom of this post. Happy New Year everyone! With a a fresh year upon us and new semesters of school underway, it’s time to start nominating your students once again. Get your entry in by filling out the form at [...]


Jan 08

Gift Card Giveaway

Hey friends, I have different gift cards I’m going to be sharing over the next several weeks. Each Friday I’ll post the pic of a back of a gift card (number and security pin of each) somewhere on twitter/Instagram/Facebook/or troy43.com. First person to use it gets it. Enjoy! If you are a quick one who [...]


Dec 18

Announcement: November Student of the Month

It’s my pleasure to announce November’s Student of the Month is 12th grader Kelsey of Brookwood High School in Alabama. Shortly after starting her Senior year, Kelsey received the devastating news that what was originally thought to be a common knee injury, was in fact a form of bone cancer known as Osteosarcoma. Despite this [...]


Dec 18

Review of Facebook Q&A

Thank you all again for your incredible participation in the Q&A. If you didn’t see an answer to your question yesterday, check the transcript below!  Enter now for the chance to hang with me at the Steelers final home game of the season and win tickets to the Super Bowl! Airfare and hotel are included, [...]


Dec 04

Troy Polamalu nabs AFC defensive player of the week

By Josh Alper via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t the only Steeler veteran to make some noise in November. Safety Troy Polamalu won’t join Roethlisberger as one of the monthly honorees in the AFC for November, but he has been named the conference’s defensive player of the week. It’s the seventh time Polamalu has been so honored, the most [...]