Bacon Bat and House Day a Special Tradition

A favorite tradition for students at Albany Academy for Girls is Bacon Bat, held every fall. The term “Bacon Bat” was used to describe festive outdoor picnics over a century ago, and AAG adopted the tradition.  Bacon Bat was first started in 1911 with the intention of “building school spirit and esprit de corps among the upper school students.” The first-ever Bacon Bat was a full-day competition held off campus. It involved games, laughter, and even a cookout where bacon was made, which inspired the now-famous name of Bacon Bat.
House Day is another favorite event, where our AA students have an opportunity to compete across our lower, middle, and upper school divisions to win points for their houses. It's been a tradition at The Albany Academy to hold this competition and the students enjoy it every year!

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