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We are proud of our alumni legacy. Over the past 180 years, many remarkable individuals have walked through the halls of Port Allegany schools. We think these people have fascinating stories to tell, and we want to share some those stories here with you. May all of our alumni know how honored we are to know you; you are always welcome here at “home.”
Leaving a Legacy
We are very pleased to showcase noteworthy individuals who have left a fine legacy and defined the very essence of what and who we are - those who have made us better simply because they were here.
Alumni of the Month - Adam Bowman
Year of Graduation
What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?
After graduation, I went to Kent State University. Having no idea what I wanted to do with my life, I left after my first year. I went on to move a few times, lived out of a suitcase, and tried many different things while trying to find some sort of direction for my life.
I always had a job in some sort of construction industry. In 2006, I finally found a career that made sense for me. I went through an apprenticeship in Local 28 Boilermakers in N.J. For anyone wondering, a boilermaker is a trained craftsman. It's a primarily industrial construction career. We specialize in metal fabrication focused on pressure vessels. Welding and heavy rigging are the biggest aspects of the job. I was able to advance quickly as a boilermaker.
Since 2010, I've worked in various construction management roles, mostly in the power generation, and petroleum refining industries.
Where do you currently live?
Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?
Mr. Finn was my favorite teacher. I was a terrible student, but Mr. Finn always somehow got through to me. I really enjoyed physics and use it daily in my career.
What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School?
I look back and have all good memories. I'm proud to be from a small town in Pennsylvania.