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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 - Jim Kallenborn
Year of Graduation
What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?
After graduating from Penn State University in 1999, I came back to Port Allegany to help run the family business and to further build our company into a multi-faceted landscaping, construction, and environmental business.
I married my wife, Leslie, in 2004 and have two daughters, Kaitlyn and Ella. I am thankful and blessed to be able to return to my hometown to run a business and start a family.
Where do you currently live?
Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?
It's hard to name a favorite, as there were quite a few that I enjoyed. I enjoyed Mr. Caskey, Mr. Bodamer, Mr. Turner, Mr. Daisley, and Mr Finn.
I tended to gravitate toward the coaches and the other teachers that would joke around with us a bit.
All in all, I felt that the teachers prepared me well for college and life.
What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School?
There were plenty of fond memories with my classmates. I enjoyed the benefits of being in a close knit, small school where everyone knew each other and got along pretty well. We had quite a bit of fun.
I would have to say that scoring a touchdown during my senior homecoming game as a defensive lineman was pretty memorable, though. The whole team jumped on top of me in the end zone!