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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 - Matthew S. Rankin
Matthew S. Rankin
Year of Graduation
What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?
I attended Penn State University majoring in forest science. Upon leaving college, I began a career in sales, moving to management a short time later.
For the past seven years I worked in many levels of management within the hunting and outdoor industry. I was a co-host of Tak Driver TV, a reality based hunting show based on the pursuit channel.
I currently am the owner of Hunt 24/7 Sales and Land Management. I manage recreational land all over the east coast specializing in wildlife habitat improvements. I also license and sell my own line of wildlife seed blends as well as manage my wife's online business.
Three years ago I married a wonderful women named Rebecca from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We have two daughters, Lillian and Lilah, and an eight year old viszla named Brody.
Where do you currently live?
Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania
Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?
Mr. Kio in elementary school and Mr. Kriner in high school.
Both had the ability to get through to me with education as well as their subjects of study, and both also taught me many valuable lessons about life and being a man.
What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School?
Playing sports with friends whom I'm still close with today.