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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 - Mandy Andreano
Year of Graduation
What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?
After graduation, I attended the Olean Business Institute and completed my associate's degree in administrative assistance. Upon graduation, I was employed in the Franchise Accounting Department with Adelphia Communications in 2000.
After six years with the company, I found new opportunities in the Regulatory Tax Department with Level 3 Communications in April 2011, and after being laid off from Level 3, I decided to return to college to pursue my bachelor's degree in accounting. I worked part-time at Drabee's Mini Mart while completing my classes, and in July 2012, my husband and I opened Rick's Auto in Port Allegany. Once the business started, I worked at Roulette Township, and today I am currently employed as the 1st deputy for the Potter County register and recorder's office in Coudersport.
I got married in 2005 to my best friend, Rick Andreano. We share together three beautiful children - my step-daughter, Kendra (16), as well as our children, Sam (13), and Maddy (9).
I am currently a Girl Scout leader, secretary/treasurer for the Northern Star Service Unit, secretary for the Roulette and Port Allegany Alumni Associations, secretary for the Roulette Parks & Recreation Committee, a friend of the Roulette Library, and most recently an assistant coach for Port Allegany cheerleading. I enjoy volunteering for everything that my children are active in, or will be active in, during their school years.
Where do you currently live?
I currently live in Roulette, where I have lived my entire life. I love this small town. We are all family here.
Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?
Mrs. Hutton tapped into my creativity. Her class was my personal joy, and to this day, I find relaxation in art. Mr. Daisley always said "learn by doing," and from him I learned to do everything you can, so you can learn as much as possible. Mademoiselle Kennedy was so sweet. She always had time to listen. These are only a few of those who had an amazing impact. There were so many others.
What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School?
My fondest memory was graduation because I was with my best friends when they were able to start the next chapter of their lives, whether it be work, college, marriage, or children. It doesn't matter because every experience is a valuable one.