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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 - Morgan Price
Year of Graduation
What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?
After I graduated from Port Allegany High School, I attended Indiana Wesleyan University and graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing. Throughout my sophomore year of college, I studied abroad in Haiti where I worked alongside Haitian nurses and doctors and found in myself a deep desire to approach a career in global health.
Immediately following my college graduation in April 2018, passing the NCLEX-RN and becoming a registered nurse, I moved to Cap-Haitien, Haiti and started working for a non-profit organization that produces a ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to treat and prevent malnutrition in babies, school-aged children, and mothers. I have had the opportunity to care first hand for these mothers and children battling malnutrition and undernourishment, and it has made a great impact on my life. Learning the language and walking in the footsteps of this culture has inspired me to improve the health for populations worldwide.
Where do you currently live?
Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?
Attending a small town school has its advantages. Teachers and students can interact on personal levels and create lasting relationships. I am proud to have learned from a variety of Port Allegany teachers. These are only a few teachers that left a lasting impression on my life.
Without Mrs. Bishel I would have never grasped the concept of Creole (official Haitian language that is French inspired) so well. She inspires her students to welcome a new culture with open arms and passion. The information I retained from her class has been used extensively throughout my time in Haiti. Merci, Madame Bishel!
Mr. Myers taught me that you can make monumental progress if you work hard and pour your heart into your work. Thank you!
Through his teachings, Mr. Wheaton taught me how to love human anatomy and despite many mental meltdowns. He continued to fuel my passion for healthcare. Thank you!
Mr. Stavisky was a constant in my life since my freshman year. He never missed a beat and was genuine in every interaction. As a high school student, having that daily support meant a lot to me. Thank you!
What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School?
At Port Allegany High School I was surrounded by the most eminent group of friends that participated in extracurricular activities and walked through life with me. Traveling to different parts of the country with the Music Department and French Club, singing on stage next to your dearest friends, and cheering in the stands for our sports teams are just a few fond memories that I treasure.