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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS TO KERRY HAWVER (CLASS OF 2001) PAHS DECEMBER 'ALUMNI OF THE MONTH'


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 - Kerry HawverAlumni of the Month - Kerry Hawver
Year of Graduation
2001

What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?
I married my high school sweetheart Kristin Darush (Class of 2002). We have two boys Liam (age 5) and Adam (age 1). We currently reside in Port Allegany. I work for Sysco as a Marketing Associate. I'm humbled to have been honored for the Gator Alumni of the Month.
I had the inspiration to create a charity alumni football game in 2010, along with one of my best friends Brandon Bliss. I wasn't sure we would make it past the first year, but we have now completed five games. We have raised somewhere in the neighborhood of $30,000 for local charities and organizations including the S.W. Smith Library, the local food pantry, Port Allegany Ambulance Service and Fire Department, the Recreation Authority, and a few others. It has been one of the greatest honors of my life organizing the game and getting to know and participate alongside some of the finest people Port Allegany has produced.

Where do you currently live?
Port Allegany, PA

Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?
My favorite teachers were also my coaches: Jim Turner, Bob Haskins, and Mike Bodamer. My dad was a football coach for over 15 years with these guys, and I got to know them on a personal level. I enjoyed the subjects they taught, and I highly respect each and every one of them.

What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School?
My fondest memory was my entire senior year. I grew up with a tight-knit group of friends, and we are still friends to this day. We accomplished a lot athletically as a group that year. In football, for the first time in 12 years, we defeated our arch-rival Smethport, won our division, and competed in the Allegany Mountain League Championship game. In basketball, we won the Northern Tier League Championship for the first time in over a decade. I am proud of the things we were able to accomplish as a team.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Kerry:
"For all that fortune and all that fame.
You're still a dildine just the same."
Just kiddin', Bud. Congrats to ya.
--Josh M.

Anonymous said...

Hey bud,
You deserve this! Go Bills!

JC